2008 WEEKLY CHARTS (monthly batches)

ImageOK not very retro (apologies for that, this seems very recent, but maybe some younger folk might get a teeny bit nostalgic:)

6th JANUARY CHARTS 2008

SOME KINDA RUSH Booty Luv 1 1 1 1
CALL THE SHOTS Girls Aloud 2 2 2 5
ROCKFERRY Duffy 3 9 12 31
LOLLIPOP/RELAX (TAKE IT EASY) Mika 4 5 6 14
GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES Bruce Springsteen 5 6 9 16
BETTER Tom Baxter 6 10 18 29
MY FRIENDS Stereophonics 7 15 28 43
CONQUEST The White Stripes 8 8 11 21
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna 9 4 4 3
CHASING PAVEMENTS Adele 10 7 7 11

YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY The Beatles 11 11 21 26
I FOUND OUT Pigeon Detectives 12 12 14 22
I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER The Feeling 13 13 13 18
THIS IS THE LIFE Amy MacDonald 14 24 38 64
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Led Zeppelin 15 22 31 42
PIECE OF ME Britney Spears 16 16 22 25
PUMPKIN SOUP Kate Nash 17 30 30 33
OPEN YOUR WINDOW Reverend & The Makers 18 29 54 72
THE WAY I ARE Timbaland/ DOE/ Keri Hilson 19 19 23 24
HOT STUFF Craig David/ David Bowie 20 25 34 48

FIRE IN YOUR EYES (AY AY) Twoface 21 26 32 32
HOT LOVE T.Rex 22 23 25 27
WE CAN’T WE MAKE THINGS WORK Lee Meade 23 32 48 61
ELVIS AIN’T DEAD Scouting For Girls 24 34 41 51
STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie 25 36 49 55
DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 26 49
THE JOURNEY Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 27 27 15 12
WOW Kylie Minogue 28 3 3 2
I FEEL FREE Cream 29 21 16 8
NW5 Madness 30 18 5 9

LOVE IS A LOSING GAME Amy Winehouse 31 43
MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD Boney M 32 45 45 56
DIAMOND HOO HA MAN Supergrass 33 33 56
BURNING LOVE Elvis Presley 34 52
OUR LOVE GOES DEEPER THAN THIS Duke Special/ Neil Hannon/ Romeo Stodart 35 41 51 65
BE MINE Robyn 36 17 17 10
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 37 70
RULE THE WORLD Take That 38 38 43 50
BROWN-EYED GIRL Van Morrison 39 31 27 23
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua 40 39 61

HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko/ Plastic Ono Band 41 72
STEP INTO CHRISTMAS Elton John 42 75
GOODBYE MR A Hoosiers 43 44 44 44
WORST CASE SCENARIO The Hoosiers 44 28 39 28
CAN’T GET ALONG (WITHOUT YOU) Hard-Fi 45 54
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Robyn/ Kleerup 46 46 52 45
WORK Kelly Rowland 47 47 47 39
APOLOGISE Timbaland/ One Republic 48 56 64 75
BED J Holiday 49 60 29 46
THE THINGS THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF Human League 50 40 36 36

VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis Presley 51 51 55 58
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Brenda Lee 52
VALLERI The Monkees 53 53 53 53
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY/PEACE ON EARTH Bing Crosby/David Bowie 54
SEXY! NO NO NO Girls Aloud 55 55 58 63
WHEN YOU BELIEVE Leon Jackson 56 48 40 37
GET IT ON T.Rex 57 57 57 57
BUTTONS SIA 58 58
HERE COMES THE GIRLS Ernie K-Doe 59 20 33 54
HAVE I BEEN A FOOL Jack Penate 60 73

WE’LL LIVE AND DIE IN THESE TOWNS The Enemy 61
BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis 62 62 68
CHANGE Sugababes 63 42 59 68
EVERY LITTLE TEARDROP Gabrielle 64
RUNNIN’ SCARED Roy Orbison 65 65 65 66
CARRY ON Ben’s Brother 66 66 70
UNINVITED Freemasons/ Bailey Tzuke 67 67 75
CRANK THAT (SOULJA BOY) Soulja Boy 68 68 67
SOME OF YOUR LOVIN’ Dusty Springfield 69 69 69 69
B BOY BABY Mutya Buena 70 63 63

THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 71 71 71 71
IF I HAD EYES Jack Johnson 72 50 50 70
RUBY Kaiser Chiefs 73
BUSY BEING FABULOUS The Eagles 74
HOLD IT DON’T DROP IT Jennifer Lopez 75 37 37 30

13th JAN entries

EARLY WINTER Gwen Stefani 14 8 15
VALENTINE Richard Hawley 35 35 47
A&E Goldfrapp 59 26 19
HOMEWARD BOUND Simon & Garfunkel 61 42 41
THAT’S HOW PEOPLE GROW UP Morrissey 64 73 40
HOMECOMING Kanye West/ Chris Martin 74 20 13

20th JAN entries

SUN GOES DOWN David Jordan 10 4
WAVING FLAGS British Sea Power 19 34
READY FOR THE FLOOR Hot Chip 24 17
MERCY Duffy 46 6
STILL FIGURING OUT Elliot Minor 60 60
SUPERSTAR Lupe Fiasco 62 49
ROCKSTAR Nickelback 66 52
JUST FINE Mary J Blige 72 35
NOW YOU’RE GONE Basshunter 74 74

27th JAN entries

BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse 7
WHEN I’M GONE Simple Plan 20
PLEASE READ THE LETTER Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 38
ABOUT YOU NOW Sugababes 59
I FOUGHT THE LLOYDS Oystar 62
GIMME MORE Britney Spears 67
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 73
3rd FEB

SOME KINDA RUSH Booty Luv 1 4 7 14
WOW Kylie Minogue 2 5 12 13
MERCY Duffy 3 2 1 1
SUN GOES DOWN David Jordan 4 6 4 10
THE JOURNEY Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 5 3 3 3
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna 6 10 5 7
CALL THE SHOTS Girls Aloud 7 8 8 15
HERE COME THE ROMANS Cherry Ghost 8 14 24 41
A&E Goldfrapp 9 9 6 5
HOMECOMING Kanye West/ Chris Martin 10 16 25 37

NW5 Madness 11 23 36 45
BROWN-EYED GIRL Van Morrison 12 15 46
CHASING PAVEMENTS Adele 13 1 2 2
WORK Kelly Rowland 14 11 9 8
RELAX (TAKE IT EASY) Mika 15 30 39 46
READY FOR THE FLOOR Hot Chip 16 7 11 11
BE MINE Robyn 17 21 21 30
M79 Vampire Weekend 18 25 44
JUST FINE Mary J Blige 19 19 17 17
WHEN I’M GONE Simple Plan 20 13 10 6

GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES Bruce Springsteen 21 34 45 69
RIGHT MOVES Josh Ritter 22 22 35 64
I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER The Feeling 23 18 16 21
THE THINGS THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF Human League 24 24 22 18
EARLY WINTER Gwen Stefani 25 43 61
THE WAY I ARE Timbaland/ DOE/ Keri Hilson 26 36 41 51
HOT LOVE T.Rex 27 28 31 31
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY The Beatles 28 31 33 34
BETTER Tom Baxter 29 44 52 66
BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse 30 52

I FEEL FREE Cream 31 64 64
CONQUEST The White Stripes 32 45 59
I FOUND OUT Pigeon Detectives 33 33 34 35
PLEASE READ THE LETTER Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 34 32 32 54
HOLD IT DON’T DROP IT Jennifer Lopez 35 35 51
THAT’S HOW PEOPLE GROW UP Morrissey 36 17 14 24
HOMEWARD BOUND Simon & Garfunkel 37 37 27 23
PUMPKIN SOUP Kate Nash 38 53
STILL FIGURING OUT Elliot Minor 39 29 29 53
ROCKSTAR Nickelback 40 40 38 33

FIRE IN YOUR EYES (AY AY) Twoface 41 41 42 42
PIECE OF ME Britney Spears 42 42 28 38
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Led Zeppelin 43 46 48 50
GOODBYE MR A Hoosiers 44 51 53 56
ROCKFERRY Duffy 45 75 22
SUPERSTAR Lupe Fiasco 46 38 30 43
HEY GIRL Delays 47 47 47
IF THAT’S OK WITH YOU Shayne Ward 48 63
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Robyn/ Kleerup 49 49 49 49
RULE THE WORLD Take That 50 55 55 61

HOT STUFF Craig David/ David Bowie 51 61 65
MY FRIENDS Stereophonics 52 62 62 71
VALLERI The Monkees 53 54 54 55
HERE COMES THE GIRLS Ernie K-Doe 54 56 74
LOVE IS FREE Sheryl Crow 55 20 15 12
WHEN YOU BELIEVE Leon Jackson 56
GET IT ON T.Rex 57 58 58 59
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 58 48 37 29
WORST CASE SCENARIO The Hoosiers 59
ENJOY THE RIDE Morcheeba/ Judy Tzuke 60 60

WAVING FLAGS British Sea Power 61 66
STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie 62 74
VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis Presley 63 70 73
ELVIS AIN’T DEAD Scouting For Girls 64 59 43 62
SOMETHING GOOD REMIX Utah Saints 65 39 23 4
ABOUT YOU NOW Sugababes 66
RUNNIN’ SCARED Roy Orbison 67 67 67 68
CHANGE Sugababes 68
SOME OF YOUR LOVIN’ Dusty Springfield 69 69 69 70
HALFWAY TO PARADISE Billy Fury 70 65 56 48

THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 71 71 71 72
OPEN YOUR WINDOW Reverend & The Makers 72
VALENTINE Richard Hawley 73
NOW YOU’RE GONE Basshunter 74 57 50 39
SWEET TALK Killers 75

10th FEB entries

RIDE IT Jay Sean 12 13 9
COME ON GIRL Taio Cruz 26 18 16
JUST FOR TONIGHT One Night Only 27 19 36
FROM YESTERDAY 30 Seconds To Mars 50 26 26
RUN Amy MacDonald 68 40 40
6 OF 1 THING Craig David 72 72 44
THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY Kate Rusby 73 70

17th FEB entries

WEIGHTLESS Wet Wet Wet 20 32
SCREAM Timbaland/ Nicole Scherzinger 57 25
THE GIRL IS MINE 2008 Michael Jackson/ Will.i.am 60 60
CAN’T SPEAK FRENCH Girls Aloud 63 63
SUPERNATURAL SUPERSTITIOUS REM 66
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF Dionne Warwick 68 58
UP ALL NIGHT Young Knives 75

24th FEB entries

SUNSHINE IN THE RAIN BWO 19
BILLIE JEAN 2008 Michael Jackson 20
STOP AND STARE One Republic 27
I SHALL OVERCOME Hard-Fi 28
IF ONLY kt Tunstall 47
TINY DANCER Marco Demark/ Casey Barnes 52
WHAT’S IT GONNA BE H Two O/ Platinum 57
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 65
NEW SOUL Yael Naim 67
MOVING TO NEW YORK The Wombats 73
YOU KNOW ME BETTER Roisin Murphy 74
RUN Gnarls Barkley 75

5 years ago and the ladies (with male help) take the top spot each week, and get the runners up spot too. Pop of the future..

MARCH 2008

2nd March chart

MERCY Duffy 1 2 1 1 3
CHASING PAVEMENTS Adele 2 3 7 16 25
THE JOURNEY Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 3 1 6 6 6
SOMETHING GOOD REMIX Utah Saints 4 14 22 31 31
A&E Goldfrapp 5 5 17 36 53
WHEN I’M GONE Simple Plan 6 16 26 48
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna 7 11 12 20 22
WORK Kelly Rowland 8 17 29 45 61
COME ON GIRL Taio Cruz 9 7 5 12 14
THE THINGS THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF Human League 10 41

READY FOR THE FLOOR Hot Chip 11 21 31 23 23
I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO FIND ME Richard Hawley 12 12 10 18 24
WOW Kylie Minogue 13 13 18 29 34
SUN GOES DOWN David Jordan 14 4 14 27 35
RIDE IT Jay Sean 15 18 27 41 45
LOVE IS FREE Sheryl Crow 16 29 36 57
SCREAM Timbaland/ Nicole Scherzinger 17 10 13 13 15
SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS REM 18 15 15 9 13
STOP AND STARE One Republic 19 6 3 3 10
CAN’T SPEAK FRENCH Girls Aloud 20 20 20 15 12

SOME KINDA RUSH Booty Luv 21 25 34 34 37
CALL THE SHOTS Girls Aloud 22 24 33 35 38
ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Simon & Garfunkel 23 19 2 10 21
BILLIE JEAN 2008 Michael Jackson 24 22 35 44
JUST FINE Mary J Blige 25 34 59
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 26 23 21 19 19
SUNSHINE IN THE RAIN BWO 27 8 8 14 11
I SHALL OVERCOME Hard-Fi 28 28 28 24 42
IF ONLY kt Tunstall 29 26 23 38 50
I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER The Feeling 30 30 46

HOT LOVE T.Rex 31 31 32 26 28
SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 32 9 4 2 2
PIECE OF ME Britney Spears 33 33 48 65
THAT’S HOW PEOPLE GROW UP Morrissey 34 46 62
ROCKFERRY Duffy 35 32 51 51 54
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY The Beatles 36 37 41 42 44
HOMECOMING Kanye West/ Chris Martin 37 43 43 55 55
I FOUND OUT Pigeon Detectives 38 39 47 54 58
UP ALL NIGHT Young Knives 39 38 38 47 47
RUN Amy MacDonald 40 48

JUST FOR TONIGHT One Night Only 41 51
HALFWAY TO PARADISE Billy Fury 42 42 40 33 33
FIRE IN YOUR EYES (AY AY) Twoface 43 44 45 46 48
6 OF 1 THING Craig David 44 56 37 62
ROCKSTAR Nickelback 45 49 66
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 46 36 16 7 5
BE MINE Robyn 47
FROM YESTERDAY 30 Seconds To Mars 48
WHAT’S IT GONNA BE H Two O/ Platinum 49 45 57 67
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF Dionne Warwick 50 47 42 40 36

WEIGHTLESS Wet Wet Wet 51 60
NOW YOU’RE GONE Basshunter 52 52 52 52 62
DENIAL Sugababes 53 40 9 5 9
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Robyn/ Kleerup 54 54 56 58 63
VALLERI The Monkees 55 55 55 56 56
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Led Zeppelin 56
THE WAY I ARE Timbaland/ DOE/ Keri Hilson 57 62 64 64
GOODBYE MR A Hoosiers 58 58 63 66 73
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 59 53 49 43 41
NEW SOUL Yael Naim 60

GET IT ON T.Rex 61 61 61
TINY DANCER Marco Demark/ Casey Barnes 62
HERE COME THE ROMANS Cherry Ghost 63 63 72
RULE THE WORLD Take That 64 64 68
SUPERSTAR Lupe Fiasco 65
YOU KNOW ME BETTER Roisin Murphy 66 66
ELVIS AIN’T DEAD Scouting For Girls 67 67 73
MOVING TO NEW YORK The Wombats 68 70
RUNNIN’ SCARED Roy Orbison 69 69 70 71 71
FASCINATION Alphabeat 70 50 44 28 51

NW5 Madness 71
THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 72 71 71 72 72
RUN Gnarls Barkley 73 73 19 8 8
SOME OF YOUR LOVIN’ Dusty Springfield 74 72
NINE IN THE AFTERNOON Panic! At The Disco 75 65 65 59 59

9th March new entries

ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC/ DOWN IN THE PARK Tubeway Army 27 24 22 4
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Robyn 35 30 30 40
UMBRELLA Rihanna/ Jay Z 57 67
LOW Flo-Rida/ T Pain 59 39 25 18
STOP ME Mark Ronson/ Daniel Merriweather 68
I’ILL BE WAITING Lenny Kravitz 74 74
A-PUNK Vampire Weekend 75

16th March new entries

THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT The Last Shadow Puppets 11 11 7
TATTOO Jordan Sparks 25 21 29
BETTER IN TIME Leona Lewis 50 32 32
TINY DANCER Marco Demark/ Casey Barnes 53 53
LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER Bon Jovi 54 50 46
LOST Michael Buble 58
TOCA’S MIRACLE 2008 Fragma 60 60 66
PICTURE OF YOU Joe Brown 69 63 57
WITH YOU Chris Brown 75 39 39

23rd March new entries

FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 4 1
FEVER (PASSENGER REMIX) Peggy Lee 17 17
HAPPINESS Goldfrapp 37 20
GET OVER IT Guillemots 49 30
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 61 27
COPS AND ROBBERS Hoosiers 68 68
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HEART The Eagles 69 52
ALWAYS WHERE I NEED TO BE The Kooks 70 70
CARRY YOU HOME James Blunt 73 60
THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHT TIME Neil Diamond 74 64
I THOUGHT I’D SEEN EVERYTHING Bryan Adams 75

30th March new entries

THE VERY FIRST TIME ABC 16
WHITE BOY James 26
BREAK THE ICE Britney Spears 43
WARWICK AVENUE Duffy 49
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE Elbow 65
THE BEGINNING OF THE TWIST The Futureheads 67
SUBTLE CHANGES San Bassador 69
I NEED SOMETHING Newton Faulkner 74
SENSUAL SEDUCTION Snoop Dog 75

APRIL 2008

…and dominated by Madonna’s last classic record (so far) & an Arctic Monkey with a Kane.

6th APRIL

FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 1 1 1 1
THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT The Last Shadow Puppets 2 3 4 4
SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 3 7 7 9
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 4 6 16 18
RUN Gnarls Barkley 5 8 18 30
MERCY Duffy 6 13 23 29
GOOD MORNING Sparks 7 5 5 7
THE VERY FIRST TIME ABC 8 4 3 3
GREAT DJ The Ting Tings 9 16 21 21
CAN’T SPEAK FRENCH Girls Aloud 10 22 27 42

THE JOURNEY Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 11 11 11 12
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 12 9 12 17
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 13 2 2 2
STOP AND STARE One Republic 14 14 19 24
HAPPINESS Goldfrapp 15 12 8 6
BREAK THE ICE Britney Spears 16 10 13 13
DENIAL Sugababes 17 21 22 26
LOW Flo-Rida/ T Pain 18 18 33 53
CRY FOR YOU September 19 17 10 10
HALFWAY TO PARADISE Billy Fury 20 41

SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS REM 21 35 45 69
SUNSHINE IN THE RAIN BWO 22 23 31 31
READY FOR THE FLOOR Hot Chip 23 25 26 38
WHITE BOY James 24 24 43
ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Simon & Garfunkel 25 32 41 44
COME ON GIRL Taio Cruz 26 27 34 49
SCREAM Timbaland/ Nicole Scherzinger 27 33 54 73
NEW SOUL Yael Naim 28 15 15 16
I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO FIND ME Richard Hawley 29 48 65 65
GET OVER IT Guillemots 30 54 73

HOT LOVE T.Rex 31 31 32 33
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF Dionne Warwick 32 20 17 14
SOMETHING GOOD REMIX Utah Saints/ Kate Bush 33 36 36 36
WOW Kylie Minogue 34 34 42 54
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna 35 46 48 56
BRING IT DOWN The Lionheart Brothers 36 28 28 47
ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC/ DOWN IN THE PARK Tubeway Army 37
CHASING PAVEMENTS Adele 38 53 69
SUN GOES DOWN David Jordan 39 45 50 66
YOU KNOW ME BETTER Roisin Murphy 40 40 37 45

SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 41 37 30 25
CALL THE SHOTS Girls Aloud 42 44 46 48
SOME KINDA RUSH Booty Luv 43 43 47 50
LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER Bon Jovi 44 42 40 35
ALWAYS WHERE I NEED TO BE The Kooks 45 39 61
FLASHING LIGHTS Kanye West 46 19 9 15
FEVER (PASSENGER REMIX) Peggy Lee 47
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY The Beatles 48 52 56 61
WARWICK AVENUE Duffy 49 56 39 52
SENSUAL SEDUCTION Snoop Dog 50 29 29 43

WORK Kelly Rowland 51 51 51 57
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HEART The Eagles 52
FIRE IN YOUR EYES (AY AY) Twoface 53 57 59 63
TOCA’S MIRACLE 2008 Fragma 54 47 66
TATTOO Jordan Sparks 55 62
BETTER IN TIME Leona Lewis 56
PICTURE OF YOU Joe Brown 57 55 52 51
VALLERI The Monkees 58 59 60 60
LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher/ Young Jeezy 59 30 6 11
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE Elbow 60

RIDE IT Jay Sean 61 67
WITH YOU Chris Brown 62
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT Robyn/ Kleerup 63 65 71
THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHT TIME Neil Diamond 64 64 62 58
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Robyn 65 61 55 32
HOMECOMING Kanye West/ Chris Martin 66 66
THE BEGINNING OF THE TWIST The Futureheads 67
TOUCH MY BODY Mariah Carey 68 49 49 62
I FOUND OUT Pigeon Detectives 69
I NEED SOMETHING Newton Faulkner 70

RUNNIN’ SCARED Roy Orbison 71 73
THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 72 72 72 72
FAT AS A FIDDLE Chris Difford 73
LOVE LIKE THIS Natasha Bedingfield/ Sean Kingston 74 68 68
HEARTBEAT Scouting For Girls 75 75

13th APRIL new entries

THAT’S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings 26 24 8
BED OF NAILS Leon Jean Marie 38 38 27
DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen 50 44 41
YOUR LOVE IS A LIE Simple Plan 58 35 28
I’M A MAN Spencer Davis Group 60 57
STUTTERING (KISS ME AGAIN) Ben’s Brother 63 63 39
COLD SHOULDER Adele 69 53 22
WITHOUT YOU The Feeling 70 20 20
IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue 71 14 5
CHEER UP, BOYS (YOUR MAKE UP IS RUNNING) Foo Fighters 74 67 67

20th APRIL new entries

HEARTBREAKER will.i.am/ Cheryl Cole 25 19
TRIPPIN’ ON YOU Cahill/ Nikki Belle 58 55
PARALLEL WORLDS Elliot Minor 64 64
WITCHY WOMAN The Eagles 70 70
EMERGENCY Pigeon Detectives 74
HUSH Deep Purple 75 74

27th APRIL new entries

TINY DANCER Marco Demark/ Casey Barnes 23
ALWAYS RIGHT BEHIND YOU The Zutons 34
NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE Sheryl Crow 37
TIME TO PRETEND MGMT 40
I’M NOT GONNA TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE WITH YOU Black Kids 46
PRETTY AMAZING GRACE Neil Diamond 59
SUBTLE CHANGES San Bassador 68
WE CRY The Script 71
SALUTE YOUR SOLUTION The Raconteurs 75

MAY 2008

Justin getting his number ones in 5-year periods, still, along with the Big O classic, Madonna, Ting Tings and Royworld (WHO?!)
Note the eurovision invasion as I now allowed them in my charts…!

4th MAY chart

FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 1 3 3 5
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 2 2 1 20
THAT’S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings 3 1 2 4
THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT The Last Shadow Puppets 4 4 5 12
IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue 5 5 7 14
WITHOUT YOU The Feeling 6 6 12 23
THE VERY FIRST TIME ABC 7 12 20 31
COLD SHOULDER Adele 8 8 6 11
SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 9 11 23 26
CRY FOR YOU September 10 18 13 19

I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF Dionne Warwick 11 7 33
HAPPINESS Goldfrapp 12 19 31 57
MOVE ON David Jordan 13 13 9 27
OUTTA MY HEAD (AY YA YA) Ashlee Simpson 14 14 24 33
GOOD MORNING Sparks 15 10 11 22
DAYLIGHT Kelly Rowland/ Travis McCoy 16 9 8 10
STOP! Against Me! 17 27 42 65
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 18 20 19 13
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 19 24 27 38
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 20 21 25 25

LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher/ Young Jeezy 21 32 40 52
BREAK THE ICE Britney Spears 22 34 38 51
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Robyn 23 33 44
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 24 22 22 9
FLASHING LIGHTS Kanye West/ Dwele 25 43 49
NEW SOUL Yael Naim 26 26 35 46
BED OF NAILS Leon Jean Marie 27 42 43 67
ALWAYS RIGHT BEHIND YOU The Zutons 28 28 28 42
MERCY Duffy 29 29 32 41
HEARTBREAKER will.i.am/ Cheryl Cole 30 48 55

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER Bon Jovi 31 31 29 24
GREAT DJ The Ting Tings 32 45 52
VIOLET HILL Coldplay 33 25 14 3
STOP AND STARE One Republic 34 44 48
HOT LOVE T.Rex 35 39 41 43
STUTTERING (KISS ME AGAIN) Ben’s Brother 36 36 34 70
NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE Sheryl Crow 37 46 57
TINY DANCER Marco Demark/ Casey Barnes 38 50 50
WARWICK AVENUE Duffy 39 17 17 17
YOUR LOVE IS A LIE Simple Plan 40 64

DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen 41 41 39
DENIAL Sugababes 42 61
TIME TO PRETEND MGMT 43 30 26 45
SUNSHINE IN THE RAIN BWO 44 53 56
SOMETHING GOOD REMIX Utah Saints/ Kate Bush 45 51 51 54
I’M NOT GONNA TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE WITH YOU Black Kids 46 15 15 30
ONE DAY LIKE THIS Elbow 47 16 16 16
RUN Gnarls Barkley 48 66
READY FOR THE FLOOR Hot Chip 49 49 53
PICTURE OF YOU Joe Brown 50 47 45 44

ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Simon & Garfunkel 51 57
CALL THE SHOTS Girls Aloud 52 56 62
CAN’T SPEAK FRENCH Girls Aloud 53 65 61
SOME KINDA RUSH Booty Luv 54 58 63
TRIPPIN’ ON YOU Cahill/ Nikki Belle 55 55 69
UNDER THE WATERFALL James 56 52 46
THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHT TIME Neil Diamond 57 54 47 47
COPS AND ROBBERS Hoosiers 58 38 30 63
PRETTY AMAZING GRACE Neil Diamond 59 37 37 37
VALLERI The Monkees 60 60 60 61

SENSUAL SEDUCTION Snoop Dog 61
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY The Beatles 62
CHEER UP, BOYS (YOUR MAKE UP IS RUNNING) Foo Fighters 63 59
PARALLEL WORLDS Elliot Minor 64
FIRE IN YOUR EYES (AY AY) Twoface 65
WE CRY The Script 66
WITCHY WOMAN The Eagles 67 62 54 53
LES ARTISTES Santogold 68 68 10 15
RICH WOMAN Robert Plant/ Alison Krauss 69 63 58
WEARING MY ROLEX Wiley 70 70 70

LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles 71 35 21 21
THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 72 72 72 73
HUSH Deep Purple 73 69 59
WORK Kelly Rowland 74
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna 75

11th MAY new entries

THE DEVIL’S BEAT Sandi Thom 23 18 18
DADDY O Wideboys/ Shazney Lewis 40 36 48
THAT’S WHAT YOU GET Paramore 67
THIS AN EMERGENCY The Pigeon Detectives 71 66
FALL AT YOUR FEET Crowded House 73 65 62
GIVE IT TO ME Madonna 74 64 64
PROPANE NIGHTMARES Pendulum 75 75 36

18th MAY new entries

DUST Royworld 4 1
SUMMERTIME DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 67 66
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 68 60
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 71 69
EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 73
IT WOULD TAKE A STRONG STRONG MAN Rick Astley 74

25th MAY new entries

VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 2
SENHORA DO MAR (NEGRAS AGUAS) (Portugal) Vania Fernandes 6
ALL NIGHT LONG (Denmark) Simon Mathew 7
THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES (Israel) Boaz 8
SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley 28
HERO (Sweden) Charlotte Perelli 29
RHYTHM IS A DANCER Snap! 32
HOLD ON BE STRONG (Norway) Maria Haukaas Storeng 34
SECRET COMBINATION (Greece) Kalomira 35
SHADY LADY (Ukraine) Ani Lorak 39
THIS IS MY LIFE (Iceland) Euroband 40
DIVINE (France) Sebastien Tellier 49
BELIEVE (Russia) Dima Bilan 50
POKUSAJ (Bosnia & Herzogovina) Laka 55
SHUT UP AND LET ME GO The Ting Tings 56
DAY AFTER DAY (Azerbaijan) Elnur and Samir 58
QELE QELE (Armenia) Sirusho 59
ONE PURE THOUGHT Hot Chip 68
I CAN BE Taio Cruz 71
PORK AND BEANS Weezer 72
EVEN IF Andy Abraham 74
POISON PRINCE Amy McDonald 75

JUNE 2008

It was all about Coldplay, Eurovision invasion (headed by Sebastien Tellier) and a bit of Sam Sparro..

1st JUNE chart

DUST Royworld 1 2 2 2 2
VIOLET HILL Coldplay 2 4 8 11 11
THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES (Israel) Boaz 3 6 6 6 6
DIVINE (France) Sebastien Tellier 4 3 3 3 3
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 5 5 1 5 7
SWEET CAROLINE (GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD) Neil Diamond 6 1 10 21 22
ONE DAY LIKE THIS Elbow 7 7 7 16 25
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 8 15 11 1 1
RHYTHM IS A DANCER Snap! 9 8 14 29
SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley 10 10 5 12 15

FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 11 11 21 31 41
THAT’S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings 12 16 24 32 47
ALL NIGHT LONG (Denmark) Simon Mathew 13 13 19 28 39
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 14 21 12 7 14
HERO (Sweden) Charlotte Perelli 15 14 13 8 8
SENHORA DO MAR (NEGRAS AGUAS) (Portugal) Vania Fernandes 16 19 39 42 53
WARWICK AVENUE Duffy 17 17 15 27 43
COLD SHOULDER Adele 18 22 22 33 46
THE QUEST Bryn Christopher 19 9 9 14 24
PROPANE NIGHTMARES Pendulum 20 25 37 58

DAYLIGHT Kelly Rowland/ Travis McCoy 21 33 43 59
LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER Bon Jovi 22 12
IN MY ARMS Kylie Minogue 23 23 31 43
CRY FOR YOU September 24 27 33 37 45
HOLD ON BE STRONG (Norway) Maria Haukaas Storeng 25 24 59
LES ARTISTES Santogold 26 26 41 61
POKUSAJ (Bosnia & Herzogovina) Laka 27 18 16 22 26
ALWAYS RIGHT BEHIND YOU The Zutons 28 28 42
THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT The Last Shadow Puppets 29 32 38 45 61
LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles 30 20 20 20 16

THE DEVIL’S BEAT Sandi Thom 31 38 51
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 32 34 34 34 42
PICTURE OF YOU Joe Brown 33 30 17 71
SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 34 35 36 36 44
SECRET COMBINATION (Greece) Kalomira 35 49 23 52
THIS IS MY LIFE (Iceland) Euroband 36 42 35 64
GOOD MORNING Sparks 37 41 61 65
OUTTA MY HEAD (AY YA YA) Ashlee Simpson 38 44 57
BELIEVE (Russia) Dima Bilan 39 37 54 41 30
SHUT UP AND LET ME GO The Ting Tings 40 61 28

IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 41 45 49 54 56
WITHOUT YOU The Feeling 42 64
THE VERY FIRST TIME ABC 43 52 62 73
MOVE ON David Jordan 44
HOT LOVE T.Rex 45 47 48 51 52
MERCY Duffy 46 46 52 57 64
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Mark Brown/ Sarah Cracknell 47 51 53 56 68
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 48 71
TWO DOORS DOWN Mystery Jets 49 39 25 17 23
WITCHY WOMAN The Eagles 50 43 32 15 70

SHADY LADY (Ukraine) Ani Lorak 51
I’M NOT GONNA TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE WITH YOU Black Kids 52
HURRICANE JANE Black Kids 53 53 29 26 54
LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher/ Young Jeezy 54 67 67 67 67
BEAT IT Fall Out Boy/John Mayer 55 54 64
FALL AT YOUR FEET Crowded House 56 48 44 39
NEW SOUL Yael Naim 57
PHOTOGRAPH Nickelback 58 58 58 25 10
BREAK THE ICE Britney Spears 59
GIVE IT TO ME Madonna 60 56 55 35 32

PRETTY AMAZING GRACE Neil Diamond 61
VALLERI The Monkees 62 63 63 63 63
I CAN BE Taio Cruz 63 62 46 46 37
SUMMERTIME DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 64 59 47 44 36
SOMETHING GOOD REMIX Utah Saints/ Kate Bush 65
QELE QELE (Armenia) Sirusho 66 49
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 67 65 60 55 40
ONE PURE THOUGHT Hot Chip 68
DAY AFTER DAY (Azerbaijan) Elnur and Samir 69 50
TIME TO PRETEND MGMT 70

TAKE A BOW Rihanna 71 60 69 69
POISON PRINCE Amy McDonald 72 66
THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE The Walker Brothers 73 73
DADDY O Wideboys/ Shazney Lewis 74
HOLLOW MAN REM 75 74

8th JUNE new entries

DJ TAKE ME AWAY (Bulgaria) Deep Zone & Balthazaar 29 4 10 13
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Mint Royale/ Gene Kelly 31 26 19 31
ENA STUPENDO (Switzerland) Paulo Meneguzzi 36 74 74 62
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY The Pigeon Detectives 40 27 18 35
CARAVAN GIRL Goldfrapp 50 50 50 20
IT’S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS The Feeling 55
MORATORIUM Alanis Morrissette 57
CLOSER Ne-Yo 68 18 23 21
MISTRESS MABEL The Fratellis 69
BETTER GET TO LIVIN’ Dolly Parton 70 68 68
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee 72 66 62 58
TEN THOUSAND NIGHTS Alphabeat 75

15th JUNE new entries

DON’T HOLD BACK Potbelleez 28 9 9
DISAPPEAR (Germany) No Angels 30 24 17
GOING ON Gnarls Barkley 40 40 34
ALL THE TIMES I CRIED Sharleen Spiteri 45 30 5
VODKA (Malta) Morena 56 47 65
CREEP Radiohead 65 49
BAILA EL CHIKI CHIKI (Spain) Rodolfo Chikilicuatre 70 60 18
YO YO The Osmonds 71 66 60
PORK AND BEANS Weezer 72 53 33
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 73 70 66
LODI Creedence Clearwater Revival 75 72 69

22nd JUNE new entries

WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons/ Katherine Ellis 4 4
WATCH OUT Alex Gaudino/ Shena 13 12
THE ONE Kylie Minogue 38 38
ELECTRIC EEL MGMT 48 19
FOREVER Chris Brown 75 55

29th JUNE new entries

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS The Music 27
I WOKE UP TODAY Port O’Brien 29
OXFORD COMMA Vampire Weekend 48
NO AIR Jordin Sparks/ Chris Brown 51
LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME BWO 57
BRING IT ON Leon Jean Marie 59
CHICKLIT We Are Scientists 71
YELLOW Coldplay 72
IF I NEVER SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN Maroon 5/ Rihanna 73
ELEVATOR Flo-rida/ Timbaland 74
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM The Seachers 75

JULY 2008

5 years ago and Coldplay’s classic dominates – at least until the Abba invasion revival!

5th JULY chart

VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 1 1 4 5
ALL THE TIMES I CRIED Sharleen Spiteri 2 2 3 6
DIVINE (France) Sebastien Tellier 3 5 7 12
DUST Royworld 4 13 23 27
THE ONE Kylie Minogue 5 3 5 4
THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES (Israel) Boaz 6 6 13 16
WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons/ Katherine Ellis 7 12 19 30
DON’T HOLD BACK Potbelleez 8 17 25 40
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 9 16 18 23
PHOTOGRAPH Nickelback 10 4 14 21

VIOLET HILL Coldplay 11 11 15 25
WATCH OUT Alex Gaudino/ Shena 12 14 21 34
DJ TAKE ME AWAY (Bulgaria) Deep Zone & Balthazaar 13 22 37 49
ELECTRIC FEEL MGMT 14 8 16 28
SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley 15 19 27 38
SHUT UP AND LET ME GO The Ting Tings 16 7 11 17
LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME BWO 17 15 8 8
I CAN BE Taio Cruz 18 9 9 11
HERO (Sweden) Charlotte Perelli 19 27 41 53
BELIEVE (Russia) Dima Bilan 20 18 32 50

CLOSER Ne-Yo 21 10 12 13
CARAVAN GIRL Goldfrapp 22 32 49
DISAPPEAR (Germany) No Angels 23 23 34 43
LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles 24 34 46 54
PORK AND BEANS Weezer 25 25 44 60
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 26 36 31 31
BAILA EL CHIKI CHIKI (Spain) Rodolfo Chikilicuatre 27 39 50 62
GIVE IT TO ME Madonna 28 20 10 14
ENA STUPENDO (Switzerland) Paulo Meneguzzi 29 29 45 51
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 30 21 17 9

SWEET CAROLINE (GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD) Neil Diamond 31 37 43
POKUSAJ (Bosnia & Herzogovina) Laka 32 35 51 68
HURRICANE JANE Black Kids 33 30 47
GOING ON Gnarls Barkley 34 42 54
NO AIR Jordin Sparks/ Chris Brown 35 33 28 35
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee 36 28 22 22
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS The Music 37 51
THE QUEST Bryn Christopher 38 59
TWO DOORS DOWN Mystery Jets 39
ONE DAY LIKE THIS Elbow 40 43 61 67

LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher/ Young Jeezy 41 41 42 44
I WOKE UP TODAY Port O’Brien 42 44
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 43 49 53 56
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY The Pigeon Detectives 44 52
CHICKLIT We Are Scientists 45 45 65
YO YO The Osmonds 46 40 35 32
NEVER SAY DI Gilbert O’Sullivan 47 47 56 66
BRING IT ON Leon Jean Marie 48 48 48 18
FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 49 56 67 70
THAT’S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings 50 50 55 59

SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 51 54 64 71
ALL NIGHT LONG (Denmark) Simon Mathew 52 71
SENHORA DO MAR (NEGRAS AGUAS) (Portugal) Vania Fernandes 53 53 69
HOT LOVE T.Rex 54 55
FOREVER Chris Brown 55 26 26 42
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Mint Royale/ Gene Kelly 56
CRY FOR YOU September 57 57
LODI Creedence Clearwater Revival 58 46 40 37
COLD SHOULDER Adele 59
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 60 58 52 47

WARWICK AVENUE Duffy 61
OXFORD COMMA Vampire Weekend 62
VALLERI The Monkees 63 64
IN DREAMS Roy Orbison 64 67
NO SUBSTITUTE LOVE Estelle 65 65
DAY AFTER DAY (Azerbaijan) Elnur and Samir 66
IF I NEVER SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN Maroon 5/ Rihanna 67 31 29 41
YELLOW Coldplay 68 62 62
THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT The Last Shadow Puppets 69
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM The Seachers 70 63 63 55

QELE QELE (Armenia) Sirusho 71
NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 72 66 59 52
THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark 73 69 66 61
ELEVATOR Flo-rida/ Timbaland 74 72
SOS Jonas Brothers 75

12th JULY new entries

GONE IN THE MORNING Newton Faulkner 24 24 26
TURN IT UP The Feeling 38 38 46
ALL SUMMER LONG Kid Rock 60 30 19
STAY WITH ME Ironik 61 39 39
WE MADE IT Linkin Park/ Busta Rhymes 68 57 48
STANDING NEXT TO ME The Last Shadow Puppets 70 70
HOMETOWN GLORY Adele 73 60 45
BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve 74 72 72
TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 75 68 64

19th JULY new entries

MAMMA MIA Abba 1 3
GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Glen Campbell 2 2
DANCING QUEEN Abba 6 1
AIN’T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY Paul Carrack 20 20
5 YEARS’ TIME Noah & The Whale 33 33
BUILT TO LAST Melee 36 36
EMPTY RING Paul Weller 58 58
GERALDINE Glasvegas 71
LOVE IS NOISE The Verve 73 57
SHINE ON The Kooks 74
PAINT IT BLACK The Rolling Stones 75 73

26th JULY new entries

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 7
SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS Meryl Streep 10
THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME Little Jackie 15
GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) Abba 24
THE BULLET TRAIN The Blow Monkeys 29
21ST CENTURY LIFE Sam Sparro 63
I KISSED A GIRL Kate Perry 65
SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD The Cure 69
WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar/ Fireball 74
I LIKE YOU MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU’RE NAKED Ida Maria 75

AUGUST 2008

Only 5 years ago, and the great Glen was back chart-topping 40 years on with covers of Green Day, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, that were better IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) than the originals, while Abba were being big-timey rechartey thanks to Mamma Mia – and what better excuse for a few extra weeks at Number One for golden oldies!

Pop-wise, Kylie mysteriously under-performed in the real world with a fab single (but hey, big here), joined by Gabriella Cilmi, Sharleen and a few other pop ladies.

3rd August chart

GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Glen Campbell 1 1 2 4 7
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 2 3 4 6 6
MAMMA MIA Abba 3 4 7 13 13
THE ONE Kylie Minogue 4 5 9 16 17
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 5 2 1 5 11
DANCING QUEEN Abba 6 7 13 21 24
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 7 32 41 41 41
LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME BWO 8 13 18 22 35
ALL THE TIMES I CRIED Sharleen Spiteri 9 6 6 14 20
THE BULLET TRAIN The Blow Monkeys 10 10 16 24 40

SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS Meryl Streep 11 16 33 47
THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME Little Jackie 12 12 8 8 14
I CAN BE Taio Cruz 13 18 26 40 60
DIVINE (France) Sebastien Tellier 14 22 31 38 47
BELIEVE (Russia) Dima Bilan 15 41 64
CLOSER Ne-Yo 16 26 38 46 51
GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) Abba 17 11 11 10 5
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee 18 15 14 9 15
ALL SUMMER LONG Kid Rock 19 19 36 36 43
THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES (Israel) Boaz 20 23 32 39 48

PHOTOGRAPH Nickelback 21 21 42 48 58
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 22 24 24 28 32
GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna 23 42 65 65 67
BRING IT ON Leon Jean Marie 24 39 46 56 73
VIOLET HILL Coldplay 25 25 37 42 50
SHUT UP AND LET ME GO The Ting Tings 26 31 21 23 25
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 27 27 27 34 37
AIN’T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY Paul Carrack 28 45 61
DUST Royworld 29 40 44 44 45
WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons/ Katherine Ellis 30 36 43

I KISSED A GIRL Kate Perry 31 14 12 12 9
YO YO The Osmonds 32 28 23 18 16
5 YEARS’ TIME Noah & The Whale 33 30 29 26 26
I DECIDED Solange 34 34 20 31 31
NO AIR Jordin Sparks/ Chris Brown 35 44 50 62
BUILT TO LAST Melee 36 29 22 37 46
LODI Creedence Clearwater Revival 37 35 30 27 23
STAY WITH ME Ironik 38 37 35 35 42
SUMMERFLING kd Lang 39 38 19 19 30
LOVE IS NOISE The Verve 40 33 25 25 19

ELECTRIC FEEL MGMT 41 54 58 58 72
GONE IN THE MORNING Newton Faulkner 42 55
SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley 43 47 47 50 53
DON’T HOLD BACK Potbelleez 44 51 57 57 64
LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher/ Young Jeezy 45 48 51 63 74
FOREVER Chris Brown 46 46 49 71
NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 47 43 40 32 28
DANCE WIV ME Dizzee Rascal 48 57 45 45 56
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER Primal Scream 49 49
SHINE ON The Kooks 50 50 62

WATCH OUT Alex Gaudino/ Shena 51
ENA STUPENDO (Switzerland) Paulo Meneguzzi 52
DISAPPEAR (Germany) No Angels 53 53 53 53
HERO (Sweden) Charlotte Perelli 54
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM The Seachers 55 52 48 43 61
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 56 58 63 66 71
TURN IT UP The Feeling 57 62
IF I NEVER SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN Maroon 5/ Rihanna 58 63
BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve 59
CAROLINE ABC 60 60 69

THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark 61 56 52 49 44
WE MADE IT Linkin Park/ Busta Rhymes 62
21ST CENTURY LIFE Sam Sparro 63
TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 64 61 56 51 49
DISCOLIGHTS Ultrabeat vs Darren Styles 65 65 60 72
HOMETOWN GLORY Adele 66 66
THAT’S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings 67 70 70 70 75
WHAT I WANT Bob Sinclar/ Fireball 68 68
SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD The Cure 69
FOUR MINUTES Madonna/ Justin Timberlake 70 75 72

PAINT IT BLACK The Rolling Stones 71 69 66 61 57
EVERYBODY WANTS ME The Pigeon Detectives 72 72
I LIKE YOU MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU’RE NAKED Ida Maria 73 73
SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi 74
THE MAN WHO CAN’T BE MOVED The Script 75 64 54 54 54

10th August new entries

SAVE THE LIES (GOOD TO ME) Gabriella Cilmi 8 5 2 3
SPIRALLING Keane 9 3 3 4
BEGGIN’ Madcon 17 10 7 2
IF THIS IS LOVE The Saturdays 20 15 15 21
MOVING MOUNTAINS Usher 59 59 59
BECAUSE THE NIGHT Cascada 67 67 67
ALL I WANNA DO (IS BE WITH YOU) Paul Weller 71 71
BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE Elvis Vs Spankox 74 34 33 27

17th August new entries

CAN’T STOP MOVIN’ (MIRWAIS REMIX) Sonny J 17 11 8
MAD ABOUT THE BOY Ava Leigh 28 20 22
DISTURBIA Rihanna 39 30 18
STEPPING STONE Duffy 55 52 52
LOOK OUT SUNSHINE! The Fratellis 68 29 29
FORGOTTEN Neil Diamond 73 69 62
SATURDAY NIGHT Sandi Thom 74 68 68
THE SHOCK OF THE LIGHTNING Oasis 75 75 33

24th August new entries

WALLS Glen Campbell 1 1
IN THIS CITY Iglu & Hartley 17 10
SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 55 55
CHANGES Will Young 60 12
GIRLS Sugababes 64 34
I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Colin Blunstone 73 69
HURT Johnny Cash 74 63

31st August new entries

I SHALL BE RELEASED Beth Rowley 36
MAKE IT MINE Jason Mraz 38
STICK WITH ME BABY Robert Plant/ Alison Krauss 39
BOYFRIEND Alphabeat 59
SMILIN’ Bryn Christopher 65
SHE’S LIKE A STAR Taio Cruz 66
SOMETHING ANYTHING Travis 70

SEPTEMBER 2008

When I was very much departing from the singles chart, Glen Campbell’s new material impressing me much, and oldies from Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich. If you don’t know Last Night In Soho (most likely) and you like a classic epic-sounding single, try this, it’s a cinematic adventure covering a wealth of emotions and drama in 4 minutes. Probably the greatest obscure epic of all-time.

Meanwhile, Keane, Oasis & Jack White keep up the rock side of things amongst the dance tracks.

7th Sept chart

WALLS Glen Campbell 1 1 2 2
SPIRALLING Keane 2 7 11 13
GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Glen Campbell 3 10 17 24
GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) Abba 4 4 15 36
THESE DAYS Glen Campbell 5 2 4 11
SMILIN’ Bryn Christopher 6 3 3 3
BEGGIN’ Madcon 7 12 12 17
CHANGES Will Young 8 8 8 8
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 9 11 14 19
LODI Creedence Clearwater Revival 10 35

SAVE THE LIES (GOOD TO ME) Gabriella Cilmi 11 16 23 28
CAN’T STOP MOVIN’ (MIRWAIS REMIX) Sonny J 12 5 13 15
IN THIS CITY Iglu & Hartley 13 6 5 4
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 14 21 29 31
LOVE IS NOISE The Verve 15 17 33 34
MAMMA MIA Abba 16 19 21 23
I KISSED A GIRL Katy Perry 17 32 42 42
DISTURBIA Rihanna 18 22 35 37
JOIN WITH US The Feeling 19 9 9 12
NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 20 13 10 7

THE WORLD SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME Little Jackie 21 29 40 43
ALL THE TIMES I CRIED Sharleen Spiteri 22 31 31 33
THE ONE Kylie Minogue 23 23 26 26
STEPPING STONE Duffy 24 24 37 47
IF THIS IS LOVE The Saturdays 25 36 45 52
MAD ABOUT THE BOY Ava Leigh 26 42 65 71
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee 27 44
GIRLS Sugababes 28 28 28 25
STICK WITH ME BABY Robert Plant/ Alison Krauss 29 18 25 35
WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER Abba 30 26 24 21

DANCING QUEEN Abba 31 37 41 41
SHUT UP AND LET ME GO The Ting Tings 32 54 72
THE SHOCK OF THE LIGHTNING Oasis 33 14 7 5
5 YEARS’ TIME Noah & The Whale 34 48 71 72
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 35 40 43 46
OH MY LIFE Beth Rowley 36 47
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 37 41 50 54
THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark 38 33 30 27
SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 39 25 19 10
COMING HOME kd Lang 40 61

BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE Elvis Vs Spankox 41
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 42 43 51 63
LOOK OUT SUNSHINE! The Fratellis 43
YO YO The Osmonds 44
MAKE IT MINE Jason Mraz 45 45 66 64
TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 46 39 36 32
DUST Royworld 47 53 55 56
I DECIDED Solange 48
THE BULLET TRAIN The Blow Monkeys 49 52 63 70
BODY ON ME Nelly/ Akon/ Ashanti 50 50 62 66

DIVINE (France) Sebastien Tellier 51 64
PAINT IT BLACK The Rolling Stones 52 51 47 44
SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley 53 65
BUILT TO LAST Melee 54 62
LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME BWO 55 66
VIOLET HILL Coldplay 56 68
THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES (Israel) Boaz 57
BOYFRIEND Alphabeat 58 34 34 48
NEVER MISS A BEAT Kaiser Chiefs 59 38 38 29
SHE’S LIKE A STAR Taio Cruz 60 60

STAY WITH ME Ironik 61
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 62 57 54 51
ALL SUMMER LONG Kid Rock 63 67
CLOSER Ne-Yo 64
I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Colin Blunstone 65 63 61 58
THE MAN WHO CAN’T BE MOVED The Script 66
GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna 67 69 69 69
STEVE MCQUEEN The Automatic 68 59 59
GET UP Travis 69
C-LEBRITY Queen/Paul Rodgers 70 70

I CAN BE Taio Cruz 71
KISS KISS Chris Brown 72 71
AMERICAN BOY Estelle/ Kanye West 73
LIES McFly 74 20 20 14
DAKOTA Stereophonics 75 70 64

14th Sept new entries

LOVE YOU ANYWAY Boyzone 15 6 6
EMPTY RING Paul Weller 27 27 38
NEVER SAY DI Gilbert O’Sullivan 30 44 55
ANGEL DREAM Glen Campbell 46 46 45
BE WITH ME The Ting Tings 49 49 49
SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus 55 32 20
MOUNTAINS Biffy Clyro 56 52 61
FORGOTTEN Neil Diamond 58
IN MY ARMS Teddy Thompson 59 57 57
THANK YOU FOR A LIFETIME Cliff Richard 72 60 60
RIDE THE TRAIN Paul Weller 73
THE LAST TIME Royworld 74
TROUBLEMAKER Weezer 75

21st Sept new entries

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 1 1
THE PROMISE Girls Aloud 16 16
RESET TO ZERO Anthony Wright 18 18
WHAT YOU LOOK FOR Sam Beeton 22 22
STOP I DONT LOVE YOU ANYMORE Sharleen Spiteri 39 30
MISS INDEPENDANT Ne-yo 48 40
PAPER PLANES MIA 53 53
HANDLEBARS Flobots 56 50
ONE DAY LIKE THIS Elbow 58 39
BUBBLY Colby Caillat 67 67
SUPERSTITION Stevie Wonder 68 62
NEXT PLANE HOME Daniel Powter 73 73
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 74 65
JUST STAND UP Artists Stand Up To Cancer 75 75

28th Sept new entries

ANOTHER WAY TO DIE Jack White/ Alicia Keys 9
COOKIE JAR Gymn Class Heroes 68
SO WHAT Pink 74

OCTOBER 2008

Lots of oldies, both vintage records and returning vintage acts back on a roll squeezing out the hit acts of the time from the top of the chart, notably Glen Campbell & Tom Jones and 2 classy ballads. Feeling a bit peeved at that number one spot being nicked by pensioners are Girls Aloud, Pink, Kanye West, Oasis, & Iglu & Hartley…

5th October Chart

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 1 1 1 2
NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 2 2 4 21
WALLS Glen Campbell 3 4 11 11
IN THIS CITY Iglu & Hartley 4 3 6 14
THE SHOCK OF THE LIGHTNING Oasis 5 13 23 37
LOVE YOU ANYWAY Boyzone 6 6 12 22
SMILIN’ Bryn Christopher 7 7 13 32
SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus 8 10 16 36
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE Jack White/ Alicia Keys 9 11 15 27
NEVER SAY DI Gilbert O’Sullivan 10 24 53

THE PROMISE Girls Aloud 11 8 5 4
CHANGES Will Young 12 12 24 42
SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 13 19 17 17
THESE DAYS Glen Campbell 14 22 2 1
JOIN WITH US The Feeling 15 26 52
GIRLS Sugababes 16 14 10 10
WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER Abba 17 9 56
RESET TO ZERO Anthony Wright 18 30 54
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 19 20 20 23
STOP I DONT LOVE YOU ANYMORE Sharleen Spiteri 20 15 32 49

NEVER MISS A BEAT Kaiser Chiefs 21 16 9 7
CAN’T STOP MOVIN’ (MIRWAIS REMIX) Sonny J 22 29 45 56
SPIRALLING Keane 23 23 21 33
THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark 24 21 14 8
BEGGIN’ Madcon 25 25 35 35
BE WITH ME The Ting Tings 26 18 8 12
WHAT YOU LOOK FOR Sam Beeton 27 46 66
MAMMA MIA Abba 28 31 31 31
LIES McFly 29 38 42 58
THE ONE Kylie Minogue 30 36 37 44

TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 31 28 27 26
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 32 41 41 41
HANDLEBARS Flobots 33 33 57
SAVE THE LIES (GOOD TO ME) Gabriella Cilmi 34 44 60
SO WHAT Pink 35 5 3 3
GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Glen Campbell 36 42 50 65
DISTURBIA Rihanna 37 39 44 50
MISS INDEPENDANT Ne-yo 38 27 22 20
LOVE LOCKDOWN Kanye West 39 17 7 5
PAINT IT BLACK The Rolling Stones 40 37 61

DANCING QUEEN Abba 41 51 51 52
ALL THE TIMES I CRIED Sharleen Spiteri 42 48 48 53
ANGEL DREAM Glen Campbell 43 34 34
ONE DAY LIKE THIS Elbow 44 55 55 55
LOVE IS NOISE The Verve 45 54 71
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 46 43 38 34
STEPPING STONE Duffy 47 57 68
EMPTY RING Paul Weller 48 73
I KISSED A GIRL Katy Perry 49 49 49 59
PAPER PLANES MIA 50 50 43 48

STICK WITH ME BABY Robert Plant/ Alison Krauss 51 64
BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro 52 56 62 66
I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Colin Blunstone 53 53 47 45
HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? Paul Weller 54 58 64 67
SUPERSTITION Stevie Wonder 55 32 26 15
THE WORLD SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME Little Jackie 56 74
IN MY ARMS Teddy Thompson 57
WHEN I GROW UP Pussycat Dolls 58 45 39 46
DUST Royworld 59 62 65
BOYFRIEND Alphabeat 60 67

GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT) Abba 61
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 62 61 58
IF THIS IS LOVE The Saturdays 63 63 70
WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons 64 71
COOKIE JAR Gymn Class Heroes 65 52 46 43
UP The Saturdays 66 35 25 18
NEXT PLANE HOME Daniel Powter 67
STEVE MCQUEEN The Automatic 68
GIVE IT 2 ME Madonna 69 69 69
JUST STAND UP Artists Stand Up To Cancer 70

KIDS MGMT 71 60 36 25
MAKE IT MINE Jason Mraz 72
THE BULLET TRAIN The Blow Monkeys 73
5 YEARS’ TIME Noah & The Whale 74
IN THE AYER Flo-Rida/ will.i.am 75 72

12th Oct New Entries

THE LOVERS ARE LOSING Keane 40 19 9
SPOTLIGHT Jennifer Hudson 47 40 40
USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon 59 59 54
HUMAN The Killers 65 33 30
ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY Val Doonican 66 63 51
I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Ironik 68 67
INTO THE NIGHTLIFE Cyndi Lauper 70
TAKE BACK THE CITY Snow Patrol 75 72 62

19th Oct new entries

IF HE SHOULD EVER LEAVE YOU Tom Jones 18 6
BEAT GOES ON Madonna/ Kanye West 28 28
DAY TRIPPING Sharleen Spiteri 29 29
GRANITE Pendulum 30 19
FORGIVE ME Leona Lewis 73 70
MY MISTAKES WERE MADE FOR YOU The Last Shadow Puppets 74 68
TRUE COLORS Cyndi Lauper 75

26th Oct new entries

MILES AWAY Madonna 13
TIMES LIKE THESE Glen Campbell 16
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME Seal 24
RAIN ON YOUR PARADE Duffy 38
HOT ‘N’ COLD Katy Perry 39
INFINITY 2008 Guru Josh Project 47
RATHER BE The Verve 57
GREATEST DAY Take That 60
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU U2 61
A-PUNK Vampire Weekend 63
WIRE TO WIRE Razorlight 64
WOMANIZER Britney Spears 69
MEO SUO I EYRUM VIO SPILUM ENDALAUST Sigur Ros 71
WONDERWALL Oasis 72
I WISH I WAS JAMES BOND Scouting For Girls 73
LOST! Coldplay 74
DON’T CALL THIS LOVE Leon Jackson 75

NOVEMBER 2008

Belatedly peaking at 1 (it would have done it in 1976 had it been eligible as well as 1968 had I charted a bit earlier) the forgotten epic Soho single, along with Glen Campbell’s gorgeous new version of Jackson Browne’s early 70’s These Days, had the unfortunate effect of keeping Kanye West off the top – very much a theme sadly for Kanye singles (bar one)! Tom Jones also back (again and again) with a great song that should have been big. What applies to Kanye also sadly applies to Pink, the perennial bridesmaid in my charts, she’s just never quite topped the chart but come close many times.

2nd Nov chart

THESE DAYS Glen Campbell 1 1 2 2 2
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 2 2 1 1 1
LOVE LOCKDOWN Kanye West 3 3 3 3 4
IF HE SHOULD EVER LEAVE YOU Tom Jones 4 5 5 11 18
THE PROMISE Girls Aloud 5 6 6 10 12
SO WHAT Pink 6 4 4 4 9
THE LOVERS ARE LOSING Keane 7 11 17 22 39
TIMES LIKE THESE Glen Campbell 8 10 20 24 24
MILES AWAY Madonna 9 8 8 8 3
SUPERSTITION Stevie Wonder 10 7 21 38 44

NEVER MISS A BEAT Kaiser Chiefs 11 21 34 62
HOT ‘N’ COLD Katy Perry 12 9 7 6 6
INFINITY 2008/ INFINITY Guru Josh Project 13 12 12 16 28
UP The Saturdays 14 14 11 9 11
WALLS Glen Campbell 15 16 18 19 20
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME Seal 16 13 19 30 42
GREEN LIGHT John Legend/ Andre 3000 17 15 22 33 43
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE Jack White/ Alicia Keys 18 18 15 26 26
TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 19 17 16 15 14
NO ONE LIKE YOU Al Green 20 23 35 51 62

NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 21 26 31 34 35
GIRLS Sugababes 22 27 42 61 67
IN THIS CITY Iglu & Hartley 23 35 61
SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 24 37 40 44 50
HUMAN The Killers 25 25 13 7 7
GRANITE Pendulum 26 38 38 47 54
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 27 34 43 48 51
LOVE YOU ANYWAY Boyzone 28 28 28 43 46
TRAINS & WINTER RAINS Enya 29 29 27 54 65
ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY Val Doonican 30 24 24 21 19

MAMMA MIA Abba 31 32 32 35 38
COOKIE JAR Gymn Class Heroes/ The Dream 32 22 29 46 49
MISS INDEPENDANT Ne-yo 33 33 36 45 52
RAIN ON YOUR PARADE Duffy 34 30 25 25 22
BEGGIN’ Madcon 35 43 51 56 61
I DON’T CARE Fall Out Boy 36 36 52 74
THIS IS MY SONG Petula Clark 37
POT KETTLE BLACK Tilly & The Wall 38 44 71
BE THE ONE The Ting Tings 39 42 66
KIDS MGMT 40 49 59

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 41 41 41 41 41
SPIRALLING Keane 42 48 62
LOST! Coldplay 43 19 14 14 21
7 THINGS Miley Cyrus 44 20 23 31 15
SMILIN’ Bryn Christopher 45 51 68
THE SHOCK OF THE LIGHTNING Oasis 46 55
BEAT GOES ON Madonna/ Kanye West 47 69
DAY TRIPPING Sharleen Spiteri 48 70 10 20 33
USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon 49 54 49 39 27
DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS Jason Donovan 50 39 47 71

THE ONE Kylie Minogue 51 58
DISTURBIA Rihanna 52 62
SPOTLIGHT Jennifer Hudson 53 66
DANCING QUEEN Abba 54
WOMANIZER Britney Spears 55 47 44 40 30
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU U2 56 52 46 42 40
RATHER BE The Verve 57 57 57 72
SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus 58 46 48 57 57
GREATEST DAY Take That 59 40 26 13 13
MY MISTAKES WERE MADE FOR YOU The Last Shadow Puppets 60

A-PUNK Vampire Weekend 61 45
WONDERWALL Oasis 62 59 54 49
DON’T CALL THIS LOVE Leon Jackson 63
WIRE TO WIRE Razorlight 64 64
TATTOO Jordin Sparks 65 65
MEO SUO I EYRUM VIO SPILUM ENDALAUST Sigur Ros 66 50 50
IF I WERE A BOY Beyonce 67 53 53 53 72
SANCTUARY Gabriella Cilmi 68 68
PURPLE RAIN Prince & The Revolution 69
FORGIVE ME Leona Lewis 70 63 63

MAN IN THE MIRROR Michael Jackson 71 67 64 58
KEEPS GETTIN’ BETTER Christina Aguilera 72 72 67 67 56
DANGEROUS Kardinall Offishall/ Akon 73 73 33 32 32
CHINESE DEMOCRACY Guns ‘n’ Roses 74 74 70 70 59
I CAN FEEL YOU Anastacia 75

9th Nov new entries

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW Bellamy Brothers 31 9 5 5
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE Adele 56 56 65
LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I./ Rihanna 60 60 60 60
MONSTER MASH Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers 61 58 52 45
GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jr 71
DON’T BELIEVE IN LOVE Dido 75 73 66 66

16th Nov new entries

IT WAS YOU Sharleen Spiteri 30 29 29
THE BOY DOES NOTHING Alesha Dixon 37 23 16
WILLIAM’S BLOOD Grace Jones 39 36 36
WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi 45 18 8
WHAT ABOUT US? John Barrowman 55 28 25
BREAK EVEN The Script 65 59 53
CALL ME Blondie 69 63 58
THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard 72 68 63
IF SHE KNEW Lemar 74 64 64
I HATE THIS PART Pussycat Dolls 75 69 68

23rd Nov new entries

GRACE Will Young 12 10
THE LAST OF THE MELTING SNOW The Leisure Society 17 17
BETTER Boyzone 27 23
OOH YEAH Moby 37 37
DREAM ON Christian Falk/ Robyn 50 48
I’M OUTTA TIME Oasis 55 55
THE ONLY ONE The Cure 73
HERO X Factor Finalists 75 74

30th Nov new entries

WHAT IS HAPPENING Alphabeat 31
RUN Leona Lewis 34
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey 47
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 69
THE INFORMER Jools Holland/ Ruby Turner 70
EVERYBODY KNOWS The Dave Clark 5 71
THE LEGEND OF XANADU Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 73
ICE IN THE SUN Status Quo 75

DECEMBER 2008

Back to the old monthly format for these as it’s a new year and I’ve run out of time before starting 2009 and the others! ** classic 60’s pop group that-time-forgot lead off the chart-toppers, tempted to enter that into a song competition just to get it heard! ** childhood fave Elusive Butterfly gives Irish crooner Val a chart-topper, and finally Sharleen Spiteri’s best solo track (off her album) ends the year off. Which means not a single new single topped my chart this month (helped by me being on holiday for 2 weeks abroad in the Canaries)! No videos, as it’s too recent and you all know them, but closest to the top were Katy Perry’s fab Hot n Cold, Gabriella Cilmi’s minor xmas classic, and the Killers Human. There’s even Miley Cyrus getting a Top 10 hit, something she’s not done in 2013 at all! Gasp!

DEC 7th chart

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 1 1 2 5
THESE DAYS Glen Campbell 2 2 4 4
WARM THIS WINTER Gabriella Cilmi 3 3 6 6
HOT ‘N’ COLD Katy Perry 4 4 8 2
HUMAN The Killers 5 7 12 19
I’M OUTTA TIME Oasis 6 5 5 8
MILES AWAY Madonna 7 15 24 34
LOVE LOCKDOWN Kanye West 8 16 20 28
7 THINGS Miley Cyrus 9 13 7 7
GRACE Will Young 10 19 27 39

TIME OF THE SEASON The Zombies 11 6 31 51
SO WHAT Pink 12 17 21 23
GREATEST DAY Take That 13 10 17 18
ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY Val Doonican 14 14 1 3
UP The Saturdays 15 21 36 44
THE BOY DOES NOTHING Alesha Dixon 16 11 18 22
THE PROMISE Girls Aloud 17 20 22 24
WHAT ABOUT US? John Barrowman 18 27 44 54
WILLIAM’S BLOOD Grace Jones 19 12 19 21
TRAINS & WINTER RAINS Enya 20 31 48 57

USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon 21 25 35 35
WALLS Glen Campbell 22 24 26 33
BETTER Boyzone 23 23 23 36
RUN Leona Lewis 24 22 15 15
IF HE SHOULD EVER LEAVE YOU Tom Jones 25 32 45 49
GRANITE Pendulum 26 36 53 61
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE Jack White/ Alicia Keys 27 35 49 46
WOMANIZER Britney Spears 28 28 28 25
THE LAST OF THE MELTING SNOW The Leisure Society 29 8 11 13
LET YOUR LOVE FLOW Bellamy Brothers 30 52 61

WHAT IS HAPPENING Alphabeat 31 37 52 58
INFINITY 2008/ INFINITY Guru Josh Project 32 44 58
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU U2 33 30 30 30
TIMES LIKE THESE Glen Campbell 34 46 54 53
NO MILK TODAY Herman’s Hermits 35 38 41 41
RAIN ON YOUR PARADE Duffy 36 51 57 65
LOST! Coldplay 37
IT WAS YOU Sharleen Spiteri 38
THE LOVERS ARE LOSING Keane 39 39 47 48
MAMMA MIA Abba 40 40 43 43

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 41 41 42 42
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey 42 42 39 62
LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I./ Rihanna 43 43 51 67
DANGEROUS Kardinall Offishall/ Akon 44
DAY TRIPPING Sharleen Spiteri 45 45
NO CAN DO Sugababes 46 29 29 14
LOVE YOU ANYWAY Boyzone 47 53 67 73
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME Seal 48
CHINESE DEMOCRACY Guns ‘n’ Roses 49
CALL ME Blondie 50

OOH YEAH Moby 51 61 68 74
GREEN LIGHT John Legend/ Andre 3000 52
SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 53 69 69 69
VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 54 56 56 56
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 55 47 38 27
IF SHE KNEW Lemar 56 62
SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus 57 55 55 52
COOKIE JAR Gymn Class Heroes/ The Dream 58
MISS INDEPENDANT Ne-yo 59
THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard 60 60 60 55

DREAM ON Christian Falk/ Robyn 61
NO ONE LIKE YOU Al Green 62 9 16 26
BREAK EVEN The Script 63
BEGGIN’ Madcon 64
DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea 65 33 25 16
KEEPS GETTIN’ BETTER Christina Aguilera 66 66
EVERYBODY KNOWS The Dave Clark 5 67 65 62 60
I HATE THIS PART Pussycat Dolls 68 68
THE LEGEND OF XANADU Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 69 64 14 11
GIRLS Sugababes 70

LAST CHRISTMAS Wham! 71 58 46 45
GET UP ON THE DANCEFLOOR (PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC) Geroge Sampson 72
ICE IN THE SUN Status Quo 73 73 71 70
HERO X Factor Finalists 74
NEVER FORGET Take That 75

New entries DEC 14th

BEAT GOES ON Madonna/ Kanye West 18 9 9
HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 26 13 12
RIGHT NOW NA NA NA Akon 34 34 31
WINTER WONDERLAND Macy Gray 48 33 38
GROW OLD WITH ME Glen Campbell 49 10 10
HAPPY XMAS WAR IS OVER John & Yoko/ Plastic Ono Band 50 37 20
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Brenda Lee 54 40 37
HALLELUJAH Jeff Buckley 57 32 32
SAY AHA Santogold 59 59 59
DO YOU McFly 63 63 63
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Tom Jones 67 64 64
THE ONLY ONE The Cure 70
THE INFORMER Jools Holland/ Ruby Turner 71
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Andy Williams 72 66
DECEMBER SONG George Michael 74 72 72
FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS The Feeling 75 75

new entries DEC 21st

FRANCOISE Sharleen Spiteri 3 1
WE WALK Ting Tings 50 50
BROKEN STRINGS James Morrison/ Nelly Furtado 65 29
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY/PEACE ON EARTH Terry Wogan/Aled Jones (Bandaged) 70
GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS Kaiser Chiefs 73 66
SHOWDOWN Pendulum 74

new entries DEC 28th

SANTA BABY Eartha Kitt 17
STAY ANOTHER DAY East 17 40
THE LOVING KIND Girls Aloud 47
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley 68
HEARTLESS Kanye West 71
PERFECT SYMMETRY Keane 75

1983 John’s Monthly (week by week) charts

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I’m biased but 1983 was just fabulous for great big pop singles, and fun videos. Witnesses up next:

27th DEC 1983

Christmas week and TV overload, especially film classics, and also the debut of a new sitcom called Cheers. Where everybody, NORM!, knows your name, apparently. Morn in Deep Space 9 was an anagrammatic tribute to a classic TV series character. One of the greatest (gorgeous) Christmas classics re-enters at 2 for Greg Lake, first time to return (but not the last, see my 2013 Christmas number one!), but is held off by the singalong anthem from Slade, My Oh My, only their second ever number one – even Merry Christmas Everybody (at 7 this week) peaked at 3 first-time round!

Frida goes top 30, one of her few solo (ish) trips into the top half of the chart (and B.A. Robertsons’ 6th time). Little did we know that Abba were no more….sob! Malcolm McLaren quacks his way into the 40, leaving his Sex Pistol days far behind, and Kool And The Gang get the latest in a very long string of hits, most of them sounding like the previous ones albeit in a mildly pleasant fashion. Ditto George Benson. Lionel Richie follows-up a classic with a great moody dance single, Raf Ravenscroft (of the greatest-ever sax solo of all-time on Baker Street fame) has his own minor moment, and things get a bit gay with Gloria Gaynor and The Weather Girls tickling the chart under-belly. Compared to Roland Rat and Dennis Waterman, they are Mozart. I can only assume I was short on records that week as they are both TV-inspired drivel. I mean, really baaaaad drivel. What. Was. I. Thinking!

1 ( 2 ) MY OH MY Slade
2 ( NEW ) I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake
3 ( 1 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
4 ( 4 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
5 ( 14 ) MARGUERITA TIME Status Quo
6 ( 12 ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
7 ( 7 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
8 ( 3 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
9 ( 5 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
10 ( 6 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

11 ( 9 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
12 ( 20 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders
13 ( 16 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
14 ( 18 ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
15 ( 10 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
16 ( 11 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
17 ( 17 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
18 ( 15 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
19 ( 8 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
20 ( 39 ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John

21 ( 13 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
22 ( 30 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley
23 ( 26 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
24 ( 19 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
25 ( 29 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
26 ( 22 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
27 ( 50 ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson
28 ( 65 ) DUCK FOR THE OYSTER Malcolm McLaren
29 ( 57 ) CHRISTMAS SPECTRE The Jingle Belles
30 ( 32 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood

31 ( 25 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
32 ( 67 ) STRAIGHT AHEAD Kool And The Gang
33 ( 21 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
34 ( 34 ) ON A SUNDAY Nick Heyward
35 ( 23 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
36 ( 24 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
37 ( 55 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
38 ( 28 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
39 ( 42 ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
40 ( 49 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears

41 ( 27 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
42 ( 33 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
43 ( 31 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
44 ( 40 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
45 ( 44 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
46 ( 37 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
47 ( 35 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
48 ( 45 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
49 ( NEW ) RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT Lionel Richie
50 ( 36 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division

51 ( 38 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( 53 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
54 ( 51 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
55 ( 63 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
56 ( 56 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( NEW ) MAXINE Raf Ravenscroft
58 ( 62 ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart
59 ( NEW ) DEAR SANTA The Weather Girls
60 ( 41 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera

61 ( NEW ) RAT RAPPING Roland Rat
62 ( 43 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange
63 ( NEW ) I AM WHAT I AM Gloria Gaynor
64 ( 47 ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
65 ( 59 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
66 ( 71 ) TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
67 ( 46 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
68 ( NEW ) STEAMHAMMER SAM Interferon
69 ( 66 ) MAMA Genesis
70 ( 48 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics

71 ( 54 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
72 ( NEW ) BIRD OF PARADISE Snowy White
73 ( 58 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
74 ( NEW ) LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR The Icicle Works
75 ( NEW ) WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET ‘ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole

TV
1 FAME (film)
2 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (film)
3 M*A*S*H
4 Cheers
5 IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (film)
6 Top Of The Pops: 20th Anniversary show
7 The Phil Silvers Show
8 The Early Beatles
9 A Kick Up The 80’s
10 Soap
11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (film)
12 Bewitched
13 Lou Grant
14 The Rockford Files
15 The Prisoner
16 The Munsters
17 Best Of British Comedy
18 Doctor Who (2 eps)
19 Grange Hill (2 eps)
20 Best Of Film 83

20th DEC 1983

Second week at the top for Culture Club and a haunting lead-in to a jolly Christmas (at least Slade gives that impression in the Top 10). Pipes Of Peace shoots up 34 places, Quo’s party 22 places, and Manilow 15 for a mature-looking Top 20. One of Olivia’s final singles (not a hit) reverses falls to climb 75 to twist it’s way up to 26. The fabulous Yes single criminally peaks at 26, the Trevor Horn-produced epic rock track really should have been top 3. I need an excuse to re-chart it!

Highest new entry is Nick Heyward, just behind a slowly-climbing Trevor Horn-produced new band who were relaxing in a naughty fashion. I wonder how it will do in 1984.…! There were precious few Christmas hits in those days, and most were new: 3 in fact, one of them very obscure! Lowest entry is from the late Bing Crosby and recently-late (Princess) Grace Kelly, from a classic movie and later covered by Elton & Kiki, Elton in the meantime is as Cold As Christmas. Step Into Christmas is a better sentiment though, as the former isn‘t really a Christmas song despite the title!

1 ( 1 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
2 ( 3 ) MY OH MY Slade
3 ( 4 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
4 ( 13 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
5 ( 5 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
6 ( 2 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
7 ( 14 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
8 ( 10 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
9 ( 9 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
10 ( 6 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba

11 ( 11 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
12 ( 46 ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
13 ( 8 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
14 ( 36 ) MARGUERITA TIME Status Quo
15 ( 15 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
16 ( 23 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
17 ( 19 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
18 ( 33 ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
19 ( 12 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
20 ( 30 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

21 ( 7 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
22 ( 16 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
23 ( 20 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
24 ( 18 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
25 ( 22 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
26 ( 75 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
27 ( 17 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
28 ( 40 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
29 ( 38 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
30 ( 36 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley

31 ( 26 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
32 ( 48 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
33 ( 24 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
34 ( NEW ) ON A SUNDAY Nick Heyward
35 ( 25 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
36 ( 21 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
37 ( 31 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
38 ( 27 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
39 ( 63 ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John
40 ( 44 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police

41 ( 29 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
42 ( 54 ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
43 ( 50 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange
44 ( 41 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
45 ( 45 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
46 ( 28 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
47 ( 53 ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
48 ( 39 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
49 ( 56 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
50 ( 58 ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson

51 ( 47 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
54 ( 35 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
55 ( 61 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
56 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( NEW ) CHRISTMAS SPECTRE The Jingle Belles
58 ( 42 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
59 ( 32 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
60 ( 60 ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex

61 ( 34 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
62 ( 70 ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart
63 ( 57 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
64 ( 64 ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
65 ( NEW ) DUCK FOR THE OYSTER Malcolm McLaren
66 ( 62 ) MAMA Genesis
67 ( NEW ) STRAIGHT AHEAD Kool And The Gang
68 ( 43 ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
69 ( 73 ) CRUMBLIN’ DOWN John Cougar Mellencamp
70 ( 65 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John

71 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
72 ( 49 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
73 ( 74 ) SMILE Will Powers
74 ( 59 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
75 ( 66 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie

TV
1 MONKEY BUSINESS (Marx Brothers film)
2 MASH
3 Soap
4 Top Of The Pops
5 Entertainment USA
6 CAPRICORN ONE (film)
7 The Addams Family/ The Munsters
8 PIRHANA (film)
9 The Phil Silvers Show
10 ROLLERBALL (film)

13th DEC 1983

Third number one for Culture Club, by far their best ballad, affecting and powerful. Very much in emote mood, with Slade, Thompson Twins and Cliff (for 15 years of top 10 hits to that point). Tracey Ullman covers Doris Day movie theme classic, her greatest moment was still to come when The Simpsons spun-off her TV show.

Highest new entry is Slade, back not for the first time on it’s 10th anniversary, and not for the last time (see 40th anniversary entry in 2013!) – but the highest proper new track is Barry Manilow with an unlikely (yet so right) cover of Meatloaf. Quo back with another party hit, Macca back with a new year wartime message anthem, Frida comes back with an Abba instrumental (plus new words) and Terrahawks TV show theme pops in mostly cos I chuckled constantly at Zelda one-liners in the show and it’s parodies of The Beatles, Richard III and others. Talking of TV, Dallas starts to enter it’s classic phase and pops in my TV chart – JR one-liners were the main appeal, of course, often hilarious. Dynasty, it’s main rival, was dreary and had no sense of self-parody or humour.

1 ( 3 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
2 ( 1 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
3 ( 4 ) MY OH MY Slade
4 ( 5 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
5 ( 7 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
6 ( 2 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
7 ( 10 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
8 ( 17 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
9 ( 15 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
10 ( 14 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman

11 ( 9 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
12 ( 6 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
13 ( 29 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
14 ( NEW ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
15 ( 11 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
16 ( 8 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
17 ( 36 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
18 ( 13 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
19 ( 42 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
20 ( 16 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure

21 ( 12 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
22 ( 22 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
23 ( 43 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
24 ( 24 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
25 ( 18 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
26 ( 28 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
27 ( 21 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
28 ( 20 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
29 ( 19 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
30 ( 75 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

31 ( 31 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
32 ( 32 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
33 ( NEW ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
34 ( 30 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
35 ( 23 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
36 ( 40 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley
37 ( NEW ) MARGARITA TIME Status Quo
38 ( 34 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
39 ( 33 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
40 ( 71 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt

41 ( 35 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
42 ( 25 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
43 ( 53 ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
44 ( 26 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
45 ( 39 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
46 ( NEW ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
47 ( 41 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
48 ( RE ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
49 ( 27 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
50 ( 60 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( NEW ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
54 ( NEW ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
55 ( 56 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 59 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
57 ( 44 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
58 ( NEW ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson
59 ( 37 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
60 ( 73 ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex

61 ( 70 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
62 ( 55 ) MAMA Genesis
63 ( NEW ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John
64 ( 69 ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
65 ( 58 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
66 ( 48 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
67 ( 45 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
68 ( 49 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
69 ( 62 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
70 ( NEW ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart

71 ( 47 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
72 ( 50 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
73 ( NEW ) CRUMBLIN’ DOWN John Cougar Mellencamp
74 ( NEW ) SMILE Will Powers
75 ( 46 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John

TV
1 The Twilight Zone (2 eps)
2 MASH
3 The Phil Silvers Show
4 Grange Hill (2 eps)
5 The Rockford Files
6 Entertainment USA
7 Taxi
8 The Day After (film)
9 Top Of The Pops
10 Dallas

6th DEC 1983

That ground-breaking Thriller video debuted this week and bang! Number One in my chart, Jacko’s second of the year and his 6th solo at that point. Slade were back with a vengeance, Culture Club had their 3rd Top 3 in a row, Paul Young 3rd Top 10, and The Beatles classic gave them the Top 10 (but not the number one they would have had back in the mid-60’s had I been charting). The Smiths go up to 13 with their classic debut, and Howard Jones is the highest new entry with his great pop single What Is Love. Huey Lewis meanwhile re-enters with his best record (but not best-known, that would be Power Of Love)

Bucks Fizz flop doesn’t flop here, and the US German hit Major Tom also doesn’t flop in my chart. 50’s star eartha Kitt purrs in with a club hit, Ozzy Barks a lot, and UB40 do a good cover of a Jimmy Cliff classic reggae non-hit. Oh, yes, The Pretenders pop in with their christmas gem – and it’s back in my chart again right now Dec 2013!

TV? Lots of 60’s shows, some 80’s stand-up, Gerry Anderson’s tongue-in-cheek Terrahawks and my soap of choice Grange Hill. I think I was missing school as I worked in the photofactory, shifting huge drums of chemicals and boxes of paper. A good day was when I got to drive to make deliveries of photos to Boots in Nottingham, or further afield…

1 ( 10 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
2 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
3 ( 12 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
4 ( 27 ) MY OH MY Slade
5 ( 5 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
6 ( 4 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
7 ( 19 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
8 ( 3 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
9 ( 9 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
10 ( 17 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles

11 ( 22 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
12 ( 2 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
13 ( 16 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
14 ( 20 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
15 ( 49 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
16 ( 6 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
17 ( RE ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
18 ( 7 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
19 ( 15 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
20 ( 23 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council

21 ( 11 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
22 ( 14 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
23 ( 8 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
24 ( 21 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
25 ( 25 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
26 ( 13 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
27 ( 35 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
28 ( 31 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
29 ( NEW ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
30 ( 33 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly

31 ( 29 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
32 ( 40 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
33 ( 18 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
34 ( 36 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
35 ( 24 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
36 ( 71 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
37 ( 67 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
38 ( 38 ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
39 ( 28 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
40 ( NEW ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley

41 ( 32 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
42 ( NEW ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
43 ( NEW ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
44 ( 30 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
45 ( 45 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
46 ( 58 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
47 ( 26 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
48 ( 41 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
49 ( 37 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
50 ( 39 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( NEW ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
54 ( 70 ) THE LIFEBOAT PARTY Kid Creole & The Coconuts
55 ( 46 ) MAMA Genesis
56 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( 63 ) ROCK THE MIDNIGHT David Grant
58 ( 48 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
59 ( NEW ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
60 ( NEW ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange

61 ( 44 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
62 ( 57 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
63 ( 34 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
64 ( 72 ) TERRY Kirsty MacColl
65 ( 42 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
66 ( 52 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
67 ( 61 ) SHARP DRESSED MAN ZZ Top
68 ( 53 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
69 ( NEW ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
70 ( NEW ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson

71 ( NEW ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
72 ( 56 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
73 ( NEW ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex
74 ( 43 ) THE VOW Toyah
75 ( NEW ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

TV
1 The Twilight Zone (2 eps)
2 MASH
3 Carrott’s Lib
4 The Bob Monkhouse Show (Joan Rivers)
5 The Phil Silvers Show (2 eps)
6 Top Of The Pops
7 Soap
8 The Munsters
9 Entertainment USA
10 Grange Hill (2 eps)
11 Barney Miller
12 Terrahawks
13 The Addams Family
14 The Avengers
15 Clive James On Television

29th Nov 1983

4th and final week at the top for Abba ** prior to the debut of the first extended promo video (Thriller) a few days later, Jacko enters the top 10 assisted by the great Vincent Price ** Thompson Twins finally get a Top 5 hit, probably their best single ** Tina goes top 10 for the first time in 10 years ** highest new entry the gorgeous Boy George ballad off the fab album Colour By Numbers ** rocketing into the top 20 The Smiths, a record still as fresh as the day it came out ** in at 17, The Beatles latest 20th anniversary reissue, and one of the first records my dad bought, it would have been a 60’s number one if I’d started charts a bit earlier ** 2 more early entries for Prince and ZZ Top, big hits of 84/85 ** at 75 a naughty dirty record. I do hope Mike Read doesn’t get to hear it…

TV: 1. The Twilight Zone 2. Time After Time (film) 3. Some Mothers Do Ave Em 4. Top Of The Pops 5. Soap 6. Lou Grant 7. Grange Hill 8. MASH 9. The Addams Family 10. Carrott’s Lib 11. The Avengers 12. Carry On Cowboy (film) 13. Entertainment USA 14. The Prisoner 15. The Munsters

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 2 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
3 ( 3 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
4 ( 15 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
5 ( 21 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
6 ( 5 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
7 ( 6 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
8 ( 12 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
9 ( 26 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
10 ( 16 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

11 ( 9 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
12 ( NEW ) VICTIMS Culture Club
13 ( 4 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
14 ( 8 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
15 ( 18 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
16 ( 63 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
17 ( NEW ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
18 ( 11 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
19 ( 24 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
20 ( 54 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman

21 ( 14 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
22 ( 25 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
23 ( 29 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
24 ( 13 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
25 ( NEW ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
26 ( 7 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
27 ( NEW ) MY OH MY Slade
28 ( 20 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
29 ( 10 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
30 ( 17 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran

31 ( 37 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
32 ( 23 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 ( 34 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
34 ( 19 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
35 ( 35 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
36 ( NEW ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
37 ( 22 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
38 ( 48 ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
39 ( 27 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
40 ( NEW ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds

41 ( 33 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
42 ( 30 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
43 ( 40 ) THE VOW Toyah
44 ( 36 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
45 ( RE ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
46 ( 42 ) MAMA Genesis
47 ( 31 ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
48 ( 46 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
49 ( NEW ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
50 ( 28 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 44 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
53 ( 47 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
54 ( 32 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 38 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
57 ( 53 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
58 ( NEW ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
59 ( 41 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
60 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( NEW ) SHARP DRESSED MAN ZZ Top
62 ( 43 ) 007″ Musical Youth
63 ( NEW ) ROCK THE MIDNIGHT David Grant
64 ( 39 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
65 ( 45 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
66 ( 52 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
67 ( 59 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
68 ( 75 ) I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Nik Kershaw
69 ( 49 ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
70 ( NEW ) THE LIFEBOAT PARTY Kid Creole & The Coconuts

71 ( 72 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
72 ( NEW ) TERRY Kirsty MacColl
73 ( 58 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
74 ( 50 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
75 ( NEW ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood

22nd Nov 1983

I suspect my Abba bias is the only reason Joy Division weren’t getting that deserved number one this week, but 2 was a good peak anyway ** My relief at having a decent Shaky record at long last must have flattered the chart position a tad! ** The great Stevie (Fleetwood Mac) Nicks gets one of many solo Top 20 hits – her solo career is almost as good as her Mac contributions. Pity the UK singles buyer never agreed ** Thriller had yet to be officially released, and the promised mega-video yet to air, so it was climbing slowly due to delayed release date. Also (1 or 2 years way) ahead of UK chart action, new entries from Nik Kershaw & Pat Benatar, and a debut from osbcure forgotten band The Smiths. Pat & Smiths are classic singles, just brilliant ** chart amusement as Bowie has 3 tracks side by side.

It was the 20th anniversary of Dr Who. TV chart therefore: 1. Dr Who: The Five Doctors (oh the nostalgia seeing Jamie & Zoe again with Patrick Troughton!) 2. MASH 3. Soap 4. Phil Silvers Show 5. Carrotts Lib 6. Twilight Zone 7. Top Of The Pops 8. Dad’s Army 9. Grange Hill 10. The Addams Family

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 4 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
3 ( 14 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
4 ( 5 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
5 ( 8 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
6 ( 3 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
7 ( 9 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
8 ( 2 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
9 ( 30 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
10 ( 12 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates

11 ( 17 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
12 ( 15 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
13 ( 6 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
14 ( 11 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
15 ( 33 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
16 ( 20 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
17 ( 7 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
18 ( 27 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
19 ( 23 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
20 ( 13 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club

21 ( 70 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
22 ( 10 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
23 ( 16 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
24 ( NEW ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
25 ( 25 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
26 ( RE ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
27 ( 22 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
28 ( 18 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
29 ( NEW ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
30 ( 35 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant

31 ( 39 ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
32 ( 21 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
33 ( 26 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
34 ( 67 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
35 ( 64 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
36 ( 28 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
37 ( 45 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
38 ( 19 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
39 ( 53 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
40 ( 72 ) THE VOW Toyah

41 ( 24 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
42 ( 34 ) MAMA Genesis
43 ( 31 ) 007″ Musical Youth
44 ( 29 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
45 ( 32 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
46 ( 42 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
47 ( 36 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
48 ( NEW ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
49 ( 41 ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
50 ( 58 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 38 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
53 ( 48 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
54 ( NEW ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 59 ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate
57 ( 57 ) THE ENTERTAINER The Belle Stars
58 ( 37 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
59 ( NEW ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
60 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( 47 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
62 ( 56 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
63 ( NEW ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
64 ( 46 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
65 ( 40 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
66 ( 61 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
67 ( 62 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
68 ( 52 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
69 ( 75 ) DANCING IN THE DARK Kim Wilde
70 ( NEW ) LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD Pat Benatar

71 ( 49 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
72 ( NEW ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
73 ( 71 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
74 ( 44 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
75 ( NEW ) I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Nik Kershaw

15th Nov 1983

The Cure get the second of a long run of Top 10 hits ** Shaky rockets into the Top 20 with his best single, quite possibly, and an actual rarity to make my Top 20… ** Limahl survives the bitter Kajagoogoo split and keeps on promoting crappy haircuts for the benefit of future generations of hairdressers and misguided young people ** Kenny & Dolly finally make the Top 40 after simmering the Gibbs song a few weeks ** The very last great Stones single ever jumps in at 30, following the Tube’s Muriel Grey slagging off of the video ** the trend for androgyny peaks with Marilyn entering the Top 40. Mostly long hair, cheekbones and vitriol, as I recall, vs Boy George.

TV: 1. Hill Street Blues 2. Soap 3. The Phil Silvers Show 4. MASH 5. The Avengers (60’s rpt) 6. Carrotts Lib 7. Top Of The Pops 8. Carry On Cleo (film) 9. Entertainment USA 10. Grange Hill 11. The Prisoner 12. The Munsters 13. ELO In Concert 14. Horizon 15. The World At War 16. Reamington Steele (Pierce Brosnan detective fluff) 17. House Calls 18. Terrahawks (Zelda was great) 19. The Dick Van Dyke Show (60’s rpt) 20. Chicago Teddy Bears

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 2 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
3 ( 7 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
4 ( 10 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
5 ( 9 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
6 ( 3 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
7 ( 5 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
8 ( 17 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
9 ( 18 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
10 ( 4 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)

11 ( 6 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
12 ( 16 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
13 ( 8 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
14 ( 48 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
15 ( 39 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
16 ( 13 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
17 ( 31 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
18 ( 27 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
19 ( 12 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
20 ( 23 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

21 ( 11 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
22 ( 15 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
23 ( 32 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
24 ( 14 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
25 ( 45 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
26 ( 26 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
27 ( 34 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
28 ( 22 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
29 ( 19 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
30 ( NEW ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones

31 ( 44 ) 007″ Musical Youth
32 ( 25 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
33 ( NEW ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
34 ( 29 ) MAMA Genesis
35 ( 35 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
36 ( 21 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
37 ( 20 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
38 ( 33 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
39 ( RE ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
40 ( 28 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones

41 ( NEW ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
42 ( 40 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
43 ( 24 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
44 ( 36 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
45 ( NEW ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
46 ( 56 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
47 ( 63 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
48 ( 46 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
49 ( 38 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
50 ( 64 ) LICK IT UP Kiss

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 30 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
53 ( 61 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
54 ( 37 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 42 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
57 ( NEW ) THE ENTERTAINER The Belle Stars
58 ( 58 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
59 ( 60 ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate
60 ( 59 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( 52 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
62 ( 54 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
63 ( 47 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
64 ( NEW ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
65 ( 50 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young
66 ( 43 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
67 ( NEW ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
68 ( 66 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
69 ( 75 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
70 ( NEW ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins

71 ( 69 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
72 ( NEW ) THE VOW Toyah
73 ( 57 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
74 ( 68 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
75 ( NEW ) DANCING IN THE DARK Kim Wilde

8th Nov 1983

Finally getting a belated UK single release to promote a greatest hits package, we were oblivious to the fact that Abba were over. Still, it was an instant number one for me even though it was nowhere close to being one of my fave album tracks, Eagle was the one I wanted!

Billy Joel hits 2, not for the last time, but he never went all the way, aahhh! ** Madness shoot in at 7 with what turned out to be the last of their run of fun pop singles, it was to be serious stuff after this ** Police get another Top 10 hit (as always) with a frantic rock track, and Joy Division go Top 10. ** Hall & Oates tended to have big US hits and minor UK hits (or flops), I tended to agree with the USA – white pop soul of the highest standards ** ELO, like Abba, were also (virtually, bar one more minor hit) over as a chart force. I didn’t care, they were just out of chart fashion as far as I was concerned they still made great singles ** The recently departed (very sadly) Karen Carpenter had one more new track to go Top 20.

TV chart-time: 1. Carry On Up The Khyber (film cheese classic) 2. MASH 3. The Phil Silvers Show 4. Soap 5. Carrott’s Lib 6. Top Of The Pops 7. Lou Grant (newspaper drama spin-off from Mary Tyler Moore sitcom, quality stuff) 8. Entertainment USA 9. The Munsters (60’s rpt) 10. Grange Hill 11. Barney Miller 12. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (60’s rpt) 13. The Prisoner (60’s rpt) 14. Frida – Something Going On (Phil Collins and Frida doing the album) 15. The Tube

1 ( NEW ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 5 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
3 ( 1 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
4 ( 2 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
5 ( 4 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
6 ( 3 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
7 ( NEW ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
8 ( 6 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
9 ( 28 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
10 ( 15 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division

11 ( 13 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
12 ( 7 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
13 ( 11 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
14 ( 8 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
15 ( 9 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
16 ( 34 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
17 ( 29 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
18 ( NEW ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
19 ( 10 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
20 ( 25 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters

21 ( 12 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
22 ( 21 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
23 ( 23 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
24 ( 16 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
25 ( 17 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
26 ( 22 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
27 ( 75 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
28 ( 18 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
29 ( 24 ) MAMA Genesis
30 ( 45 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis

31 ( 69 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
32 ( 70 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
33 ( 27 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
34 ( 72 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
35 ( 37 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
36 ( 36 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
37 ( 40 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar
38 ( 14 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
39 ( NEW ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
40 ( 33 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John

41 ( 20 ) LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant
42 ( 19 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
43 ( 26 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
44 ( 47 ) 007″ Musical Youth
45 ( 46 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
46 ( 44 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
47 ( 31 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
48 ( NEW ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
49 ( 30 ) LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC
50 ( 38 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young

51 ( 50 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 43 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
53 ( 32 ) TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer
54 ( 48 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 56 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
57 ( 41 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
58 ( NEW ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
59 ( 58 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
60 ( NEW ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate

61 ( NEW ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
62 ( 49 ) ZIGGY STARDUST/ SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus
63 ( 42 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
64 ( NEW ) LICK IT UP Kiss
65 ( 35 ) LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz
66 ( 52 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
67 ( 68 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
68 ( 63 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
69 ( 62 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
70 ( 39 ) SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan

71 ( NEW ) DESTINATION ZULULAND King Kurt
72 ( 65 ) WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police
73 ( 60 ) CLUB TROPICANA Wham!
74 ( 67 ) WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics
75 ( NEW ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot

1st November 1983

Tracey Ullman returns to the top as Culture Club starts to become over-familiar. Carly Simon guests and gets to number 2 for the latest in her regular 5-year appearances in the chart which started in 1973 and continued to 1987. It’s a strange record, but appealing in a tongue-in-cheek fashion (Will was a woman for a start!). The great video flatters the otherwise not bad Jacko/Macca single before one outbid the other for his back catalogue to lifelong bitterness! Huge jump for one of Duran’s best (albeit lesser-known) hits, while Billy does Four Seasons affectionate pastiche and gets mega-hit shock.

Elsewhere, Joy Division return after a 3-year break with a classic re-issue. I say break, it was kind of enforced and permanent..
Tina Turner sneaks in at the bottom on the back of a certain “Tube” appearance which proved sensational and career-making for her. Who needs Ike after all, Heaven 17 did very nicely (aka BEF).

TV charts a la john: 1. Comic Strip: 5 Go Mad On Mescalin (fab!) 2. Hill Street Blues (hugely influential and fab police soap-drama) 3. The Avengers (60’s rpt) 4. Carrott’s Lib 5. Entertainment USA 6. The Addams Family (60’s rpt) 7. Top Of The Pops 8. The Phil Silvers Show (50’s rpt) 9. The Twilight Zone (60’s rpt) 10. Grange Hill 11. Barney Miller (US sitcom copshow) 12. The Prisoner (60’s rpt) 13. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (60’s rpt) 14. Submariners (film) 15. Kenny Everett TV Show

Yes, it was all about classic TV for me in 1983 as new TV was decidedly uninspired, so much so that a kids drama show was the second best British thing (barring music/variety shows) on telly. All the famous ones are 20 years old at least….!

1 ( 2 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
2 ( 8 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
3 ( 9 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
4 ( 37 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
5 ( 12 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
6 ( 1 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
7 ( 6 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
8 ( 10 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
9 ( 4 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
10 ( 3 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode

11 ( 7 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
12 ( 5 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
13 ( 20 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
14 ( 14 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
15 ( NEW ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
16 ( 16 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
17 ( 17 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
18 ( 13 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
19 ( 24 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
20 ( 26 ) LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant

21 ( 15 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
22 ( 11 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
23 ( 33 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
24 ( 19 ) MAMA Genesis
25 ( 30 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
26 ( 28 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
27 ( 18 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
28 ( NEW ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
29 ( NEW ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
30 ( 35 ) LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC

31 ( 23 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
32 ( 21 ) TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer
33 ( 29 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
34 ( NEW ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
35 ( 27 ) LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz
36 ( 51 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
37 ( 68 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
38 ( 25 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young
39 ( 55 ) SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan
40 ( 56 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar

41 ( 34 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
42 ( 42 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
43 ( 36 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
44 ( 41 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
45 ( 48 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
46 ( 46 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
47 ( 64 ) 007″ Musical Youth
48 ( 38 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
49 ( NEW ) ZIGGY STARDUST/ SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus
50 ( 50 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie

51 ( 22 ) 68 GUNS The Alarm
52 ( 45 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
53 ( 32 ) IN YOUR EYES George Benson
54 ( 40 ) EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie
55 ( 54 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 61 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
57 ( 31 ) MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND Meatloaf
58 ( 57 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
59 ( NEW ) MICRO KID Level 42
60 ( 49 ) CLUB TROPICANA Wham!

61 ( 44 ) RED RED WINE UB40
62 ( 59 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
63 ( 63 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
64 ( 39 ) MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday
65 ( 62 ) WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police
66 ( 53 ) LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council
67 ( 58 ) WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics
68 ( NEW ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
69 ( NEW ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
70 ( 66 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks

71 ( 70 ) EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police
72 ( NEW ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
73 ( NEW ) 20TH CENTURY BOY Girlschool
74 ( 43 ) DON’T FORGET TO DANCE The Kinks
75 ( NEW ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC

OCTOBER 1983

Plenty of pop classics in here, and plenty still famous and regularly re-charting tracks. From my point of view it was all about Siouxsie & that fab video in Venice for a Beatles (John Lennon) cover that’s actually better than the original. Boy George managed to peak (so catchy it sold a million) and New Order (also a million seller) peaked just short of the top, leapfrogged by Tracey Ullman, who not only gave the world The Simpsons, she gave the great Kirsty Maccoll her first huge hit (as songwriter), so good that another Beatle (Paul McCartney) popped up in the video. Not to mention Nick Heyward and his “it’s got 3 great hooks” Blue Hat. These days it would be split into 3 very repetitive hits. Elton wants to kiss the bride, too – right, sure he does! – and Lionel had a golden moment along with Men Without Hats both popping up to 4.

4th Oct chart

DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees 1 1 3 7
MODERN LOVE David Bowie 2 7 11 18
KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 3 2 2 1
BLUE MONDAY New Order 4 3 7 15
MAMA Genesis 5 10 13 19
REBEL RUN Toyah 6 11 23 38
THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman 7 4 1 2
COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young 8 12 17 25
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL 9 8 15 23
TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate 10 17 40 45

SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 11 20 30 34
RED RED WINE UB40 12 22 35 44
BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward 13 6 6 5
CHANCE Big Country 14 31 51 73
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 15 19 22 29
WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 16 24 32 36
KISS THE BRIDE Elton John 17 14 9 6
LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode 18 5 5 3
NEW SONG Howard Jones 19 9 8 13
EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie 20 13 24 40

SOMEONE BELONGING TO SOMEONE The Bee Gees 21 41
(YOU SAID) YOU’D GIMME SOME MORE K.C. & The Sunshine Band 22 48
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 23 29 37 41
DOLCE VITA Ryan Paris 24 54 70
WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 25 45
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 26 35 42 49
THE BIG APPLE Kajagoogoo 27 47 57
LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 28 36 44 53
TELEFONE (LONG DISTANCE LOVE) Sheena Easton 29 16 29 52
TAHITI (THEME FROM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) David Essex 30 34 46 72

GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) Monyaka 31 27 41 47
BAD DAY Carmel 32 42 55 71
BODY WORK Hot Streak 33 46 74
OL’ RAG BLUES Status Quo 34 28 60
68 GUNS The Alarm 35 26 26 22
LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz 36 32 27 27
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 37 56
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 38 43 50 67
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 39 53 66 74
THRILLER Michael Jackson 40 40 36 33

CRUSHED BY THE WHEELS OF INDUSTRY Heaven 17 41
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 42 66
WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED Unique 43 61
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 44 63
SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch 45 23 18 16
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 46 51 53 58
MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND Meatloaf 47 25 25 31
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth) 48 39 20 17
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 49 50 49 50
SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 50 44 10 9

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 51 52 59 59
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 52 57 61 62
ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 53 67
DR. HECKYLL AND MR. JIVE Men At Work 54
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 55 55 54 54
RIDERS ON THE STORM Annabel Lamb 56
HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew 57 21 19 10
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 58 60 62 63
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 59 58 58 57
SOUL INSIDE Soft Cell 60 69

NEVER SAY DIE (GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE) Cliff Richard 61
TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 62
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 63
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 64 64 72
GOLD Spandau Ballet 65 65
MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday 66 62 52 39
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 67 68 71 70
BIG LOG Robert Plant 68 73
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 69
IN YOUR EYES George Benson 70 49 38 32

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 71 71
CONFUSION New Order 72
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 73 72
KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon) 74 30 12 8
DANCE IT UP Matt Fretton 75

11th Oct new entries

ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie 15 4 11
THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 18 14 4
TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer 33 31 21
LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant 37 34 26
CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog 38 33 28
PROMISES PROMISES Naked Eyes 59 47 60
SITTING AT THE WHEEL The Moody Blues 70 69
CAN’T STOP RUNNING Space Monkey 74 63
GET SOME THERAPY Steve Wright 75

18th Oct new entries

YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks 16 14
UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 21 12
MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply 28 24
MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters 39 30
DON’T FORGET TO DANCE The Kinks 43 43
HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News 45 42
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 48 46
OVER AND OVER Shalamar 56 56
007″ Musical Youth 64 64
ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER The Fixx 65 65
PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40 67 20
AUTODRIVE Herbie Hancock 68
POP GOES MY LOVE Freeez 73
SUPERMAN (GIOLA JOUEL) Black Lace 75

25th Oct new entries

LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC 35
UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran 37
WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis 48
FLAMING SWORD Care 51
SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan 55
TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant 61
IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks 66
PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant 68
SUDDNELY LAST SUMMER The Motels 69
FANTASY REAL Phil Fearon & Galaxy 75

SEPTEMBER 1983

Summer was closing, I was commuting to my parents NAAFI in Winchester at weeeknds, and working in Mansfield Colourcare photolab factory during the week. Madness’ delightful gospel ska chorus was as joyous as Genesis’ best-ever record was menacing and disturbing, but so exciting. Bowie’s trio of Nile Rodgers’ Number Ones was completed as near-misses from New Order, UB40, and Paul Young failed to break the deadlock of former Number Ones, there were so many great ex-toppers pushed down too soon.

6th September chart

WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 1 3 7 9
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 2 2 6 10
MAMA Genesis 3 1 1 2
LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 4 9 13 19
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 5 7 10 14
RED RED WINE UB40 6 4 5 7
BAD DAY Carmel 7 5 8 15
WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 8 6 9 12
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 9 15 15 25
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 10 16 16 23

MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 11 14 17 18
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 12 12 14 22
DISAPPEARING ACT Shalamar 13 20 26 48
COME DANCING The Kinks 14 29 50
TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 15 10 21 40
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 16 23 28 38
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 17 25 33 46
ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 18 21 24 34
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 19 18 12 11
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 20 22 29 31

THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 21 31 45 74
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 22 30 42 66
BIG LOG Robert Plant 23 36 46 58
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 24 32 36 45
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 25 28 19 32
WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 26 49 62
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 27 43 73
BLUE WORLD The Moody Blues 28 47
GOLD Spandau Ballet 29 34 37 41
DON’T CRY Asia 30 50

JOHNNY FRIENDLY Joboxers 31 26 25 51
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 32 39 43 53
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 33 45 58
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 34 41 51 71
COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young 35 11 4 4
NEVER SAY DIE (GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE) Cliff Richard 36 24 23 39
ROCK OF AGES Def Leppard 37 54
SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 38 35 35 6
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 39 40 41 44
TONIGHT I CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 40 42 61

FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 41 44 54 65
LOVE BLONDE Kim Wilde 42 58
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 43 56
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 44 46 49 52
RIDERS ON THE STORM Annabel Lamb 45 33 27 21
THE WALK The Cure 46 55 70
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 47 51 55 62
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 48 48 48 49
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 49 59 59
IOU Freeez 50 63

THE BORDER America 51 72
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 52 52 53 54
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 53 65
WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Agnetha Faltskog 54
FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 55 61
BALLERINA (PRIMA DONNA) Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 56
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 57 57 57 59
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 58 73
JUST OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN H2O 59
STAND BACK Stevie Nicks 60 60

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 61 62 64 67
BLUE MONDAY New Order 62 68 39 5
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 63 67 68 70
FREAK Bruce Foxton 64
INDIAN SUMMER The Belle Stars 65
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 66 66 66 72
WATCHING The Thompson Twins 67
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 68 70
WARRIORS Gary Numan 69 27 20 42
PRIME TIME Haircut 100 70

IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls 71
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 72 71
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 73 74
CONFUSION New Order 74 53 22 35
CHANCE Big Country 75 19 18 16

13th Sept new entries

MODERN LOVE David Bowie 8 2 1
DOLCE VITA Ryan Paris 13 11 13
KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 17 3 3
CRUSHED BY THE WHEELS OF INDUSTRY Heaven 17 37 31 26
OL’ RAG BLUES Status Quo 38 38 36
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION The Truth 64 32 47
TELEFONE (LONG DISTANCE LOVE) Sheena Easton 69 63 29
BAND OF GOLD Sylvester 75

20th Sept new entries

TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate 30 17
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL 34 20
THE BIG APPLE Kajagoogoo 40 30
DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees 44 28
(YOU SAID) YOU’D GIMME SOME MORE K.C. & The Sunshine Band 47 27
DR. HECKYLL AND MR. JIVE Men At Work 52 33
EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie 56 56
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth) 60 57
GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) Monyaka 65 37
THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 67
SOMETHING’S WRONG IN PARADISE Kid Creole & The Coconuts 69 63
SOMEONE BELONGING TO SOMEONE The Bee Gees 71 24
TAHITI (THEME FROM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) David Essex 72 43
SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch 74 68
LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode 75

27th Sept new entries

REBEL RUN Toyah 8
THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman 50
WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED Unique 55
BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward 60
LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz 61
BODY WORK Hot Streak 64
SOUL INSIDE Soft Cell 69
LET THEM ALL TALK Elvis Costello 73
ROCK THE WORLD Crown Heights Affair 75

AUGUST 1983

The gorgeous Long Hot Summer was a reality, as The Style Council’s equally gorgeous record throbbed to the near-top. As my first niece was born KC topped the UK chart and was held off by Elton John’s storming proclamation in my chart. Music videos were dominating the music scene as they started to become the norm, and they started to get inventive, and that’s why 1983 is so colourful in my mind (even though the economy was wrecked, there were few jobs and I was doing a factory stores job and Thatcher & Reagan were busy sowing nasty seeds that would come to grow and mess most of us up in 2008). Right at the end of the month as I visited my parents in Winchester for a holiday (on an army base!) Madness popped up with yet another great record. Oddly, Police, one of my favourite bands of the early 80’s peaked at 2 with a great ballad…

2nd August chart

MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 1 2 5 7 7
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 2 3 11 15 23
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 3 1 1 1 2
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 4 6 6 6 12
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 5 5 9 13 25
THE WALK The Cure 6 11 19 27 33
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 7 10 12 16 22
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 8 12 17 22 27
THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 9 9 7 12 21
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 10 4 2 5 9

WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 11 16 20 24 31
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 12 18 21 32 47
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 13 13 15 23 35
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 14 24 36 44 53
DO IT AGAIN/BILLIE JEAN Club House 15 15 30 47 65
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 16 20 24 28 34
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 17 17 14 14 26
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 18 23 29 33 36
EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello 19 19 35 49
COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 20 28 41 54 70

FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 21 14 28 39 52
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 22 32 46 58
IT’S OVER Funkmasters 23 38 57
IOU Freeez 24 21 31 31 38
FEEL THE LOVE 10C.C. 25 25 23 45 64
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 26 29 33 35 39
WATCHING The Thompson Twins 27 22 18 30 50
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE George Benson 28 35 51
NEVER STOP Echo & The Bunnymen 29 36 48
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 30 34 40 42 45

TELL ME WHY Musical Youth 31 55 67 61 74
TEENAGE KICKS The Undertones 32 47 56 66
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Thomas Dolby 33 46 61
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 34 33 43
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 35 41 50 64 73
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 36 42 49 53 63
COME DANCING The Kinks 37 27 27 19 14
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 38 54 70
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 39 8 4 4 5
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 40 30 13 9 19

LET’S DANCE David Bowie 41 43 44 46 48
AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure/ Mick Karn 42 65
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 43 59 69
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 44 49 53 57 62
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 45 50 55 59 61
TROUBLE IN PARADISE Al Jarreau 46 44 66
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 47 60
ROCK OF AGES Def Leppard 48 45 45 43 37
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 49 39 32 26 10
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE The Hollies 50 37 37 50

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 51 52 52 52 51
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 52 53 54 56 57
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 53 56 63 63 69
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 54 57 64 71
LOVE TO STAY Altered Images 55
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 56 62
BIG LOG Robert Plant 57 26 10 8 15
ALL NIGHT LONG Mary Jane Girls 58
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 59 7 3 2 4
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 60 61 62 65 67

BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 61 69 74
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 62 67
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 63 63
I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 64 64 72
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 65 73
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 66 66 65 69
THE TROOPER Iron Maiden 67
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 69 70
LOVE BLONDE Kim Wilde 70 40 34 21 24

I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING The Boystown Gang 71
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 72
WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 73 48 39 18 18
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 74
IT’S LATE Shakin’ Stevens 75 71

9th August new entries

ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 31 16 10 17
FREAK Bruce Foxton 51 25 25 44
GOLD Spandau Ballet 58 22 20 29
MANIAC Michael Sembello 68 68
WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Agnetha Faltskog 72 38 38 43
GET IT RIGHT Aretha Franklin 74
PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER The O’Jays 75

16th August new entries

LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 8 3 3
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 26 17 8
BANG ON YOUR DRUM ALL DAY Todd Rundgren 42 36 58
WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 47 11 1
BLUE MONDAY New Order 58 41 55
BALLERINA (PRIMA DONNA) Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 59 34 41
DISAPPEARING ACT Shalamar 60 29 11
JUST OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN H2O 71 67 59
BUSY DOING NOTHING Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin 73
PRIME TIME Haircut 100 75 62 60

23rd August new entries

TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 37 13
RED RED WINE UB40 40 6
DON’T CRY Asia 48 30
INDIAN SUMMER The Belle Stars 51 46
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 55 32
IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls 60 56
GUILTY OF LOVE Whitesnake 68 68
MONEY-GO-ROUND The Style Council 70
THE BORDER America 72 49
STAR SISTERS Star Sisters On 45 73
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 74 28
BAD DAY Carmel 75 16

30th August new entries

WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 20
SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 40
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 42
TONIGHT I CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 54
JOHNNY FRIENDLY Joboxers 66
STAND BACK Stevie Nicks 71
YOU’RE THE ONE Katie Kissoon 72
BLUE WORLD The Moody Blues 75

JULY 1983

The weather was gorgeous sunny and hot, and Rod & Paul Young topped the charts with great singles – but had to settle for 2 in mine as Bucks Fizz and Mike Oldfield had the edge. Don’t laugh, they made great pop singles! A lot of tracks that never charted (or charted low) feature, from James Brown to Icehouse, and big hit in mine the band with one of the greatest pop group names – Jimmy The Hoover! Listen to it if you dont know it, it’s fab!

7th July Chart

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 1 4 7 12
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 2 3 2 4
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 3 5 10 13
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 4 1 1 1
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 5 11 16 25
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 6 2 3 3
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 7 16 20 29
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 8 20 28 47
IOU Freeez 9 8 14 21
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 10 14 18 24

COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 11 6 8 16
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 12 21 31 48
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 13 12 26 35
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 14 18 22 28
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 15 13 5 5
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 16 28 35 46
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 17 7 11 15
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 18 27 43 56
GARDEN PARTY Marillion 19 40 53 71
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 20 26 34 44

I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 21 39 48 58
TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward 22 32 41 57
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 23 31 38 43
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 24 35 51 53
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 25 33 39 42
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 26 30 32 37
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 27 24 24 20
LADY LOVE ME (ONE MORE TIME) George Benson 28 48 61
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 29 15 12 6
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 30 43 56 64

BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 31 46 58 70
HANG ON NOW Kajagoogoo 32 53
IT’S OVER Funkmasters 33 17 9 11
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 34 42 52 61
I WON’T HOLD YOU BACK Toto 35 56
CONFUSION (HITS US EVERY TIME) The Truth 36 41
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 37 50 60 66
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 38 38 36 41
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 39 19 13 10
HERE WE’LL STAY STRANGERS Frida 40 36 49 67

BAD BOYS Wham! 41 52 74
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 42 44 46 49
BRING ME CLOSER Altered Images 43 61
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 44 58
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 45 51 67 73
IN A BIG COUNTRY Big Country 46 62 64 69
EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello 47 34 30 32
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 48 49 50 51
THE WOMAN IN YOU The Bee Gees 49 47 72 75
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 50 25 17 8

LOOKING AT MIDNIGHT Imagination 51
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 52 54 57 60
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 53 60 70
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 54 65
LOVE TOWN Booker Newbury III 55
CANDY GIRL New Edition 56
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 57
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 58 23 19 36
SHE’S A BEAUTY The Tubes 59
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 60 68

LET’S LIVE IT UP (NITE PEOPLE) David Joseph 61
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 62
ALL NIGHT LONG Mary Jane Girls 63 37 29 34
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 64 66 68 68
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 65 63 65 65
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 66 69 73 72
STREET CAFE Icehouse 67
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 68
WONDERFUL Mari Wilson 69
PILLS AND SOAP The Imposter (Elvis Costello) 70

WE CAME TO DANCE Ultravox 71
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 72
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 73
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 74 22 21 18
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 75 45 37 23

14th July New Entries

TEENAGE KICKS The Undertones 9 6 22
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 10 4 2
TELL ME WHY Musical Youth 29 25 17
SISTER FRICTION Haysi Fantayzee 55 62 62
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE George Benson 57 44 33
BRING IT ON…BRING IT ON James Brown 59 42 55
THE WALK The Cure 64 23 9
THE TROOPER Iron Maiden 67 55 54
MY HEART’S BEATING WILD The Gibson Brothers 70 45 63
ACKEE 1-2-3 The Beat 71 71
NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO Sergio Mendes 72 75
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 73 63 52
TRANSFER AFFECTION A Flock Of Seagulls 74 69
FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 75 40 30

21st July New Entries

SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 15 7
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Thomas Dolby 27 19
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 33 14
COME DANCING The Kinks 47 39
NEVER STOP Echo & The Bunnymen 54 38
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 59 26
FEEL THE LOVE 10C.C. 66 45

28th July New Entries

THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 27
DO IT AGAIN/BILLIE JEAN Club House 31
LOVE TO STAY Altered Images 40
AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure/ Mick Karn 50
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 59
GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT Oliver Cheatham 74

JUNE 1983

gorgeous hot sunny weather, Bowie Police and a forgotten Bucks Fizz goodie at the top..and loads elsewhere, great times for pop…

1st JUNE chart

CHINA GIRL David Bowie 1 2 1 4 7
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 2 1 2 2 2
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 3 7 11 18 25
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 4 6 10 13 19
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 5 3 3 10 14
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 6 13 16 22 28
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 7 5 9 12 26
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 8 4 4 9 15
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 9 22 26 37 44
BAD BOYS Wham! 10 11 18 28 33

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 11 15 17 20 22
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 12 10 19 29 43
BLIND VISION Blancmange 13 19 25 44 61
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 14 23 31 42 54
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 15 20 24 32 38
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 16 18 20 21 24
CANDY GIRL New Edition 17 25 27 34 46
BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 18 12 13 24 31
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 19 28 34 40 45
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 20 17 28 43 59

STREET CAFE Icehouse 21 29 36 47 56
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 22 8 6 5 9
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 23 31 33 51
JULIET Robin Gibb 24 49 57
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 25 14 14 14 32
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 26 44 53 72
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 27 33 39 45 53
MISS THE GIRL The Creatures 28 39 46 66
DANCING TIGHT Galaxy 29 41 44 71
WORDS FR David 30 37 43 53 65

OVERKILL Men At Work 31 36 49 59 69
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 32 55
STOP AND GO David Grant 33 27 23 52
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN Dionne Warwick 34 34 51
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 35 38 40 41 41
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 36 45 48 55 60
IN A BIG COUNTRY Big Country 37 16 12 27 37
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 38 46 55 58 67
MUSIC D Train 39 48 66
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 40 9 5 3 3

NOT NOW JOHN Pink Floyd 41 68
MONEY-GO-ROUND The Style Council 42 42 42
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 43 60 71
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 44 56 63
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 45 64
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 46 47 47 46 47
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 47 54 60 68 73
MORNING Al Jarreau 48 53 67
BLUE MONDAY New Order 49 69 75
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 50 50 50 49 51

BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 51 59 56 64 71
WHIRLEY GIRL Oxo 52 73
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL ME NAMES Joan Armatrading 53 61
DON’T STOP THAT CRAZY RHYTHM Modern Romance 54
JULIE Daniel 55
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 56 58 58 62 64
BABY I DON’T CARE Elvis Presley 57
COUNTDOWN Rush 58 71
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 59 65 68
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 60 66 69

HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 61 62 62 63 63
BRING ME CLOSER Altered Images 62 30 22 19 30
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 63 70 73
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 64 35 35 25 6
COMO ESTA USTED Coati Mundi 65
LADY LOVE ME (ONE MORE TIME) George Benson 66 43 32 16 18
FLIGHT OF ICARUS Iron Maiden 67
GLORY GLORY Manchester United Football Club 68 67
IT MIGHT BE YOU Stephen Bishop 69
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 70

I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 72 72 72
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 73
THE SMILE David Essex 74
THAT’LL DO NICELY Bad Manners 75

8th JUNE new entries

SHE’S A BEAUTY The Tubes 21 21 31 52
I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 24 7 7 11
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 26 8 6 4
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 32 15 8 5
LOVE TOWN Booker Newbury III 40 38 30 39
(I JUST CAN’T) FORGIVE AND FORGET Blue Zoo 51 45 73
JUICY FRUIT M’Tume 52 37 61
HANG ON NOW Kajagoogoo 57 30 26 20
WE CAME TO DANCE Ultravox 63 52 39 49
LET’S LIVE IT UP (NITE PEOPLE) David Joseph 74 54 35 42
THE KIDS ARE BACK Twisted Sister 75 59 67

15th JUNE new entries

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 29 1 1
LOOKING AT MIDNIGHT Imagination 41 36 34
WONDERFUL Mari Wilson 61 50 48
PILLS AND SOAP The Imposter (Elvis Costello) 64 33 55
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 65 11 10
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 70 69 68
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 74 23 16


22nd JUNE new entries

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 15 8
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 17 13
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 38 36
I WON’T HOLD BACK Toto 48 35
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 54 12
CONFUSION (HITS US EVERY TIME) The Truth 56 40
HERE WE’LL STAY STRANGERS Frida 57 57
GARDEN PARTY Marillion 60 27
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 65 21
TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward 70 23
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 74 72
DON’T LET IT END Styx 75 74

29th JUNE new entries

A.E.I.O.U. Freeez 17
COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 29
THE WOMAN IN YOU The Bee Gees 50
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 58
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 62
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 66
FORGET HIM Billy Fury 70
FLESH OF MY FLESH Orange Juice 75

Into May and 1983 keeps on with the classic pop singles, dominated by the Fun Boy 3/Gogos song collaboration, and what a brilliant song to go out with in both cases. So good it kept the truly awesome Heaven 17 single off the top. Temptation sounds as exciting and fresh as the day it was released. To me…

It might have been the video age, but Beatles, Presley, Marley, Lennon oldies still in there.

MAY 3rd chart

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 1 2 2 6
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 2 1 1 1
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 3 3 3 2
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 4 4 7 8
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 5 6 9 12
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 6 11 12 20
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 7 19 27 39
WORDS FR David 8 12 15 23
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 9 8 21 35
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 10 16 20 27

OVERKILL Men At Work 11 14 18 26
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 12 10 19 29
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 13 21 24 33
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 14 9 11 18
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 15 5 4 7
TRUE LOVE WAYS Cliff Richard 16 30 32 55
STREET CAFE Icehouse 17 13 23 9
BLUE MONDAY New Order 18 28 29 42
ROSANNA Toto 19 31 35 53
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 20 26 28 44

MISS THE GIRL The Creatures 21 7 8 17
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 22 25 26 32
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 23 36 42 63
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 24 20 17 11
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 25 33 33 41
CANDY GIRL New Edition 26 23 10 19
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 27 34 36 47
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 28 15 6 5
DANCING TIGHT Galaxy 29 17 16 22
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 30 38 41 52

FRIDAY NIGHT (LIVE) The Kids From Fame 31 37 37 58
TWIST (ROUND ‘N’ ROUND) Chil-Fac-Torr 32 29 43 65
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 33 48 65
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 34 45 57 69
FLIGHT OF ICARUS Iron Maiden 35 32 31 54
WAR PARTY Eddy Grant 36 35 55
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 37 47 61
SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus 38 54
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 39 24 5 3
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 40 22 22 14

SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 41 44 47 57
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 42 43 44 46
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 43 51 51 59
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 44 58 74
SOLITAIRE Laura Branigan 45 52 68
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 46 49 52 56
RIP IT UP Orange Juice 47 55 63 71
MR ROBOTO Styx 48 39 56
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Tracie 49 65
I’LL SLAP YOUR FACE Jonathan King 50 50 48 64

YOUNG FREE AND SINGLE Sunfire 51 68
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 52 67
I’M NEVER GIVING UP Sweet Dreams 53 40 60
DOOT DOOT Freur 54 71
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 55 60 62 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 56 57 58 61
TELEGRAPH OMD 57
TWILIGHT ZONE Golden Earring 58 61
DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 59 63 69
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 60 62 64 67

ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 61 75 71 75
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 62 64 67 70
WAVES Blancmange 63
CAN’T GO BACK Fleetwood Mac 64 59
I AM (I’M ME) Twisted Sister 65
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 66 27 14 13
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 67
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 68 42 30 30
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 69
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 70

AFRICA Toto 71 73 73 74
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 72 72 59 36
CHANGE OF HEART Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 73
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 74 74 72 72
EVEN NOW Bob Seger 75

10th MAY new entries

JULIET Robin Gibb 18 13 10
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 41 39 34
WHIRLEY GIRL Oxo 46 34 43
BLIND VISION Blancmange 53 25 15
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 56 38 31
HEY Julio Iglesias 66
STOP AND GO David Grant 69 50 38
NOW AND THEN B.A. Robertson 70

17th MAY new entries

BABY I DON’T CARE Elvis Presley 40 48
NOT NOW JOHN Pink Floyd 45 45
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN Dionne Warwick 46 37
COMO ESTA USTED Coati Mundi 49 49
JULIE Daniel 53 51
BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 54 28
DON’T STOP THAT CRAZY RHYTHM Modern Romance 66 60
BAD BOYS Wham! 70 25
STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW Fat Larry’s Band 75

24th MAY new entries

CHINA GIRL David Bowie 4
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 16
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 21
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 24
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 40
MUSIC D Train 50
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL ME NAMES Joan Armatrading 62
MORNING Al Jarreau 66
IT MIGHT BE YOU Stephen Bishop 73

APRIL 1983

6TH APRIL

LET’S DANCE David Bowie 1 1 1 2
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 2 6 10 15
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 3 5 8 12
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 4 8 16 22
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 5 13 19 29
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 6 4 11 17
RIP IT UP Orange Juice 7 11 21 35
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 8 9 15 18
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 9 17 24 31
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 10 14 22 34

DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 11 21 32 46
DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 12 18 27 44
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 13 16 12 14
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 14 10 14 26
ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 15 22 29 42
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 16 15 13 21
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 17 2 2 3
WAVES Blancmange 18 25 33 45
WORDS FR David 19 7 6 5
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 20 29 41 54

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 21 19 26 37
NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Bananarama 22 26 36 48
JOY Band AKA 23 30 51
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Bucks Fizz 24 36 52
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Cliff Richard/ Phil Everley 25 37 48 71
VISIONS IN BLUE Ultravox 26 35 61
GARDEN PARTY Mezzoforte 27 31 54
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 28 33 39 43
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 29 12 9 7
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE David Joseph 30 46

BLUE MONDAY New Order 31 24 23 23
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 32 43 50 52
AFRICA Toto 33 42 46 51
ROSANNA Toto 34 34 31 20
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 35 23 5 11
2 HEARTS BEAT AS ONE U2 36 28 35 61
HOPE (I WISH YOU’D BELIEVE ME) Wah! 37 51
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 38 45 47 50
DER KOMMISAR After The Fire 39 58 58
WORDS The Tremeloes 40 57 70

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 41 41 42 41
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 42 61
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 43 48 65
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 44 62
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 45 47 56 59
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 46 52 63 70
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 47 70
DO YOU WANNA HOLD ME Bow Wow Wow 48 65
YOUNG FREE AND SINGLE Sunfire 49 39 34 32
CRY ME A RIVER Mari Wilson 50 40 59

MIGHTY HANDS OF LOVE Animal Nightlife 51 37 43
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 52 59 68
MAGGIE Foster & Allen 53
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 54 32 30 24
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 55 55 55 56
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 56 56 57 58
TOO MUCH LOVE L.G.T. 57
OOH TO BE AH Kajagoogoo 58 50 44 66
HIGH LIFE Modern Romance 59
TELEGRAPH OMD 60 54 28 27

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 61
MIRROR MAN Human League 62 63 67 69
GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 63 71
UNDER ATTACK Abba 64 66 71
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 65
DON’T LET HIM STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY Phil Collins 66
24 HOURS 10CC 67 67
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 68
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 69 69 72 72
OVERKILL Men At Work 70 27 7 6

OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 71
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 72
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Tracie 73 20 20 28
IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 74
SNOT RAP Kenny Everett 75 60 74

New Entries 13th APRIL

LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 3 3 4
TRUE LOVE WAYS Cliff Richard 44 25 19
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 49 49
WAR PARTY Eddy Grant 53 38 38
I’M NEVER GIVING UP Sweet Dreams 64 64 62
SERIOUS DANCING Via Marconi 68
STAND BY Roman Holliday 72
WHERE I STAND The Maisonettes 73 62 57
MY JAMAICAN GUY Grace Jones 75

New Entries 20th APRIL

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 4 1
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 17 8
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 18 9
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 37 10
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 40 13
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 45 33
CHANGE OF HEART Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 53 49
CANDY GIRL New Edition 60 60
SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus 66 40
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 69 36
HEARTBREAKER Musical Youth 73 65
TWIST (ROUND ‘N’ ROUND) Chil-Fac-Torr 75 39

New Entries 27th APRIL

TEMPTATION Heaven 17 16
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 25
FRIDAY NIGHT (LIVE) The Kids From Fame 30
DOOT DOOT Freur 47
STREET CAFE Icehouse 53
SOLITAIRE Laura Branigan 55
MR ROBOTO Styx 63
CAN’T GO BACK Fleetwood Mac 64
I’LL SLAP YOUR FACE Jonathan King 67
I AM (I’M ME) Twisted Sister 68
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 73
NOW AND THEN B.A. Robertson 74
JOHNNY B. GOODE Peter Tosh 75

Some brilliant stuff at the top of the charts, as the music video era really got cracking and British acts revitalised world music. Hooray! I recall fondly John Peel introducing new act Big Country on Top Of The Pops to the quip which slipped past censors:

“up next the band that put the tree back into Big Country…) or something along those lines..

MARCH 1983:

1st March:

BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 1 1 3 2 5
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 2 5 8 16 24
AFRICA Toto 3 10 13 17 23
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 4 3 1 1 2
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 5 4 4 11 19
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 6 7 11 21 37
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 7 11 14 20 21
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 8 14 17 22 32
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 9 2 2 7 7
GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 10 21 40 44 52

CHRISTIAN China Crisis 11 17 20 28 46
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 12 22 24 35 42
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Cliff Richard/ Phil Everley 13 9 9 6 13
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 14 19 21 33 50
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 15 12 18 26 45
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 16 15 19 24 34
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 17 13 7 3 6
WAVES Blancmange 18 8 6 5 9
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 19 16 15 14 29
CHANGE Tears For Fears 20 24 28 46 64

WHAM RAP Wham! 21 25 25 37 56
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 22 28 34 45 61
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 23 29 33 39 43
THE HARDER THEY FALL Rocker’s Revenge 24 32 50 64 80
1999″ Prince 25 26 35 50 65
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 26 23 22 36 51
NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Bananarama 27 20 10 13 16
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 28 31 42 49 57
JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley 29 34 54 63 81
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 30 36 48 61 83

TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 31 27 30 48 63
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Bucks Fizz 32 18 12 12 12
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 33 33 44 56 69
ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 34 6 5 4 8
GET THE BALANCE RIGHT Depeche Mode 35 30 47 71 96
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 36 52 69
NEVER TOO MUCH Luther Vandross 37 43 74 83
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 38 44 56 69 78
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 39 54 72 91
UNDER ATTACK Abba 40 42 46 55 59

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 41 41 41 41 41
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 42 51 60 77 87
IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 43 38 43 38 48
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 44 53 61 67 77
SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA Jaluka 45 45 79 100
MIRROR MAN Human League 46 48 55 58 62
COMMUNICATION Spandau Ballet 47 47 67 79 93
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 48 49 51 52 53
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 49 50 52 53 54
PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 50 60 77 89

I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 51 55 63 73 84
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 52 68 91 98
THE BITTEREST PILL (I EVER SWALLOWED) The Jam 53 57 70 80 88
AM I NORMAL David 54 70 88
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 55 67 97
OUR HOUSE Madness 56 59 62 68 72
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Daryl Hall & John Oates 57 61 76 95
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 58 63 85
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 59 46 29 32 47
ETON RIFLES The Jam 60 66 81 92

HIGH LIFE Modern Romance 61 40 31 31 30
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 62 82
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 63 65 65 65 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 64 64 66 66 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER Earth, Wind & Fire 65 94
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 66 79 94
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 67 88
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 68 73 80 87 95
JODY America 69 76 93
NATURE BOY Central Line 70

AM I NORMAL Scarlet Party 71 71 98
COLD SWEAT Thin Lizzy 72 62 100
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 73 75 78 81 82
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 74 86
PHONE HOME Johnny Chingas 75 39 49 57 76
GLORIA Laura Branigan 76 96
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 77 89
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 78
THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 79 93
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 80 81 83 86 89

HE KNOWS YOU KNOW Marillion 81
SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 82 84
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 83 83 82 54 17
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 84 87
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS The Jam 85 85 89 97
I’LL BE THERE The Pinkees 86 77
I KNEW YOU WHEN Linda Ronstadt 87
YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 88 92
OUT ON THE FLOOR Dobie Grey 89 95
I’VE GOT MINE UB40 90

LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 91 91
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 92
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 93 99
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 94
THE WOMAN IN ME Donna Summer 95 80
MY KIND OF LADY Supertramp 96
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 97
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 98 98
LOVED ONE’S AN ANGEL Blue Zoo 99
BROTHER BRIGHT Ca Va Ca Va 100

8th March new entries

RIP IT UP Orange Juice 35 16 8 4
SHAME ON THE MOON Bob Seger 37 36 43 66
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 56 26 18 15
DER KOMMISAR After The Fire 58 27 27 27
BREAKING US IN TWO Joe Jackson 69 59 59 79
DO YOU WANNA HOLD ME Bow Wow Wow 72 45 25 25
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 74 57 10 3
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE David Joseph 78 37 29 22
MIDNIGHT SUMMER DREAM The Stranglers 90 58 72
NO PROBLEM Powell Family 97
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 100 87 40 10

15th March new entries

SOWETO Malcolm McLaren 23 30 49
NUMBERS Soft Cell 32 42 75
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 38 9 1
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 39 19 18
DON’T LET HIM STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY Phil Collins 53 51 70
CATH The Bluebells 64 78 98
SO GOOD SO PURE SO KIND Landscape III 68 76 100
OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera 71 84
HANGIN’ Chic 73 85
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 75 70 20
LET IT LOOSE Chris Rea 84 75 73
MAGGIE Foster & Allen 86 82 74
GARDEN PARTY Mezzoforte 90 47 31
VISIONS IN BLUE Ultravox 92 62 35
TAINTED LOVE Dave Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang 95 90
TELEPHONE OPERATOR Pete Shelley 96 93 90
JOY Band AKA 99 34 33

22nd March new entries

DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 15 14
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 23 11
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 60 39
CRY ME A RIVER Mari Wilson 74 60
THE SIAMESE CAT SONG Dave Stewart/ Barabara Gaskin 94 67
YOU DISAPPEAR FROM VIEW The Teardrop Explodes 96
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES Japan 99

29th March new entries

WORDS FR David 26
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 28
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 36
ROSANNA Toto 38
WORDS The Tremeloes 40
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 44
HOPE (I WISH YOU’D BELIEVE ME) Wah! 55
TOO MUCH LOVE L.G.T. 58
2 HEARTS BEAT AS ONE U2 85
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 86
OVERKILL Motorhead 92
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 94
MR ROBOTO Styx 97
24 HOURS 10CC 99

FEBRUARY 1983….You may recognise a few of these…

1st FEB

DOWN UNDER Men At Work 1 1 3 3
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 2 5 7 18
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 3 6 11 19
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 4 3 4 4
AFRICA Toto 5 2 2 2
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 6 4 10 15
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 7 11 21 30
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 8 8 19 29
PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 9 15 25 35
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 10 10 20 27

UNDER ATTACK Abba 11 18 24 33
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 12 27 40 56
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 13 29 53 69
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 14 22 46 64
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 15 23 35 43
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 16 7 1 1
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 17 21 30 37
TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 18 17 17 24
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 19 13 9 23
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 20 20 33 54

OUR HOUSE Madness 21 34 42 55
WHAM RAP Wham! 22 9 8 12
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 23 19 27 39
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 24 12 5 7
MIRROR MAN Human League 25 33 37 42
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 26 32 34 36
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 27 37 55 58
ONE ON ONE Daryl Hall & John Oates 28 26 26 45
GLORIA Laura Branigan 29 31 51 66
MY KIND OF LADY Supertramp 30 57 67 81

THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 31 49 62 74
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 32 30 18 6
MIND UP TONIGHT Melba Moore 33 52 77
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 34 43 44 46
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 35 44 45 47
SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 36 59 65 76
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 37 16 6 5
CACHARPAYA Incantation 38 56 69 82
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 39 36 49 60
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 40 24 16 10

1999″ Prince 41 28 12 9
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 42 41 32 44
NATURE BOY Central Line 43 40 38 52
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 44 51 56 61
THE HARDER THEY FALL Rocker’s Revenge 45 25 13 11
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 46 45 63 79
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 47 47 68 83
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 48 68 80 85
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 49 53 57 62
DAVID WATTS The Jam 50 71 82 95

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Indeep 51 46 61 77
ETON RIFLES The Jam 52 42 28 49
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS The Jam 53 50 66 80
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 54 14 14 21
A WINTER’S TALE David Essex 55 76 90
JODY America 56 48 48 48
I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John 57 80 96
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT Bucks Fizz 58 82
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 59 64 87
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 60 60 31 26

FUNERAL PYRE The Jam 61 69 81 98
YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) Wham! 62 77 84
START The Jam 63 55 72 86
ALL AROUND THE WORLD The Jam 64 62 86
LET’S STAY TOGETHER Bobby M 65 93
MY LOVE IS WAITING Marvin Gaye 66 87
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 67 63 59 59
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 68 78 78 84
ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD Dionne Warwick 69 100
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 70 70 54 63

YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 71 79 83 87
TWISTING BY THE POOL Dire Straits 72 67 74 88
NEWS OF THE WORLD The Jam 73 73 97
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 74 75 75 75
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 75 84 89 92
LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 76 81 85 89
MAD WORLD Tears For Fears 77 88 98
FRONTLINE Stevie Wonder 78 86
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 79 85 88 91
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 80 65 52 41

LOVE ME DO The Beatles 81 94 93 96
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 82 90 92 94
CHANGE Tears For Fears 83 35 15 14
MY MAN Yoko Ono 84
IN THE CITY The Jam 85 97
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 86 39 23 13
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Modern Romance 87
COME DANCING The Kinks 88
JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee 89 92 94 99
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 90 54 47 32

WONDERFUL YOU ARE Sleeping Lions 91
BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG The Pretenders 92 99
HYMN Ultravox 93
THE MODERN WORLD The Jam 94 98
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 95 95 95 100
NEW FRONTIER Donald Fagen 96 72 76
CHANGES Imagination 97
THE LOVE PARADE The Undertones 98
SO CLOSE Diana Ross 99
PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical Youth 100

8th FEB

JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley 38 22 22
THE BITTEREST PILL (I EVER SWALLOWED) The Jam 58 41 38
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 61 29 17
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 66 36 16
I KNEW YOU WHEN Linda Ronstadt 74 64 68
I’VE GOT MINE UB40 83 71 71
FALL IN LOVE WITH ME Earth, Wind & Fire 89 43 65
BROTHER BRIGHT Ca Va Ca Va 91 91 78
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 96 79 70

15th FEB

GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 39 20
IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 50 50
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 58 28
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 60 31
NEVER TOO MUCH Luther Vandross 70 40
COMMUNICATION Spandau Ballet 73 67
GET THE BALANCE RIGHT Depeche Mode 99 57
WAVES Blancmange 100 51

22nd FEB

GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 8
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 25
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Clif Richard/ Phil Everley 34
AM I NORMAL David 53
SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA Jaluka 72
COLD SWEAT Thin Lizzy 73
HE KNOWS YOU KNOW Marillion 90
EYES OF ICE Scarlet Party 93
I’LL BE THERE The Pinkees 97

So, having started doing a Top 75 at the same time as the official charts in 1978, I also went for a 100 briefly (as it was published in Record Mirror in early 1983). I didn’t keep it up though as it was too much work, and cut it back to 75 after a few weeks. As it tuned out, there was an invasion of Jam singles in the charts, so they qualified for mine (along with other oldies) so I needed the extra positions to chart what were actually some rather classic records. 1983 is a fave year of mine, some corkers in the charts, and the pop video was becoming an artform…

JAN 4TH

I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 1 5 14 23
UNDER ATTACK Abba 2 1 2 4
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 3 9 15 22
OUR HOUSE Madness 4 6 12 15
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 5 2 3 3
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 6 3 4 9
MIRROR MAN Human League 7 11 16 19
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 8 4 5 7
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 9 10 10 13
THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 10 8 8 16

CACHARPAYA Incantation 11 7 13 25
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT Bucks Fizz 12 14 20 30
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 13 15 18 21
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 14 27 50 76
MY MAN Yoko Ono 15 24 40 64
LITTLE TOWN Cliff Richard 16 25 51
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 17 19 25 35
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 18 17 17 29
DEAR ADDY Kid Creole & The Coconuts 19 28 52 86
A WINTER’S TALE David Essex 20 16 19 32

BEAT SURRENDER The Jam 21 31 34 53
LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT FROM THE START Dexy’s Midnight Runners 22 32 37 73
YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) Wham! 23 21 28 45
HYMN Ultravox 24 26 30 54
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 25 22 9 6
ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD Dionne Warwick 26 18 23 43
CHRISTMAS BOP Marc Bolan 27 43 67
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 28 34 44 65
CHEERS THEN Bananarama 29 33 55 87
CHANGES Imagination 30 30 26 52

BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Modern Romance 31 29 31 51
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 32 38 43 56
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 33 35 39 42
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 34 41 49 62
WHERE THE HEART IS Soft Cell 35 47 79
PEACE ON EARTH/ LITTLE DRUMMER BOY David Bowie/ Bing Crosby 36 39 57
LOVE John Lennon 37 44 68
MAD WORLD Tears For Fears 38 42 45 60
STEPPIN’ OUT Joe Jackson 39 13 6 5
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 40 20 7 2

FRIENDS Shalamar 41 36 41 78
HI DE HI HI DE HO Kool & The Gang 42 50 56
SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee & Renata 43 49 66
THE BIRDIE SONG The Tweets 44 55 83
PARTY PARTY Elvis Costello 45 45 75
GLORIA Laura Branigan 46 46 33 27
LOVE ME DO The Beatles 47 51 60 70
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS David Grant 48 67 94
HEARTBREAKER Dionne Warwick 49 54 71
NIGHTPORTER Japan 50 76 92

STATE OF INDEPENDENCE Donna Summer 51 59 72
CHRISTMAS WRAPPING The Waitresses 52 77 99
PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical Youth 53 56 65 91
BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG The Pretenders 54 53 61 82
ANNIE I’M NOT YOUR DADDY Kid Creole & The Coconuts 55 52 62 95
COME DANCING The Kinks 56 40 46 72
LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 57 57 59 63
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 58 58 70 94
CHRISTMAS RAPPING Dizzy Heights 59
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 60 12 1 1

IT’S RAINING AGAIN Supertramp 61 63 85
HI HO SILVER LINING Jeff Beck Group 62 62 74
THEME FROM “HARRY’S GAME” Clannad 63 65 77
COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 64 68 82
SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT Pat Benatar 65
TRULY Lionel Richie 66 61 88
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 67 64 64 69
BLUE CHRISTMAS Shakin’ Stevens 68 80 98
YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 69 48 54 61
HEARTLIGHT Neil Diamond 70 71 100

JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee 71 73 78 84
THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE Yazoo 72
TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 73 72 81
RIO Duran Duran 74 74 87
THEM Neil Innes 75
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 76
HOLDING ME TIGHT The Pinkees 77 75 97
I DON’T WANNA DANCE Eddy Grant 78 78
I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER Barry Manilow 79
WHAM RAP Wham! 80 70 80 98

11TH JAN

I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John 23 22 26
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 37 11 8
MY LOVE IS WAITING Marvin Gaye 60 47 37
MANNEQUIN Kids From Fame 66 95
THE YOUTH OF TODAY Musical Youth 69 90
ORVILLE’S SONG Keith Harris & Orville 79 86

18TH JAN

SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 21 14
ONE ON ONE Daryl Hall & John Oates 24 24
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 27 17
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 29 10
MY KIND OF GIRL Supertramp 32 31
WONDERFUL YOU ARE Sleeping Lions 35 47
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 36 36
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 38 18
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 42 34
THE HARDER THEY COME Rocker’s Revenge 48 48
NATURE BOY Central Line 53 46
FRONTLINE Stevie Wonder 58 58
WALKING ON SUNSHINE Rocker’s Revenge 63 83
THE LOOK OF LOVE ABC 69 85
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 73 28
HURTS SO GOOD John Cougar 76 89
MIND UP TONIGHT Melba Moore 84 33
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 89 79
LET’S DANCE Rockolas/ Mike Reid 91
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 93 71
PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Cindy & The Saffrons 96

25TH JAN

PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 11
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 20
TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 38
ETON RIFLES The Jam 39
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 40
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 41
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 44
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 49
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 50
FUNERAL PYRE The Jam 55
START The Jam 57
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 59
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 66
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 67
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 68
DAVID WATTS The Jam 74
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 75
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 77
LET’S STAY TOGETHER Bobby M 80
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 81
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 88
IN THE CITY The Jam 90
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Indeep 92
CHANGE Tears For Fears 93
ALL AROUND THE WORLD The Jam 96
THE MODERN WORLD The Jam 97
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 99
NEWS OF THE WORLD The Jam 100